Promise & Protection

New Day Sermon (epiphany 6) Sometimes we think of the Ten Commandments as one-dimensional. They just tell us what we can’t do. There is a rhythm in the commandments between the promises they embody from God and the ways we can protect those promises.

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Spring into Lent

The word Lent is derived from a great number of different languages, however all of them point to one definition: Spring. Practically, Lent also grew as a time of catechumenal training, where the unchurched would prepare for baptism at the Easter Vigil by learning about the faith. Music, being a great memory aid, became part…

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Ordinary Things

Email Devotion Pentecost 22 He saved us, not because of any works of righteousness that we had done, but according to his mercy, through the water of rebirth and renewal by the Holy Spirit. (Titus 3:5, NRSV) “Was that just regular water you put in?” “Sure was.” “I thought it had to be special.” “It…