Fasting, Prayer, and a Holy Lent Fasting is a regular part of Lenten practice and the practice most associated with Lent, but it is often misunderstood. Fasting is neither for penitence nor to earn God’s love or salvation.  Penitence is being sorrowful for sins, or the act of paying for sins through self-imposed suffering. It…

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Christmas and Epiphany move toward revelation. Christmas moves from the Incarnation in a lowly manger revealed mostly to shepherds to the coming of the astrologers “wise ones” from the East. The world is changed, and then the change is revealed. Epiphany begins with the wise ones visiting a toddler and ends with the man revealed…

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As we have looked at the theology of God in the church over the last few weeks, we have also been looking at how we view ourselves. The claim of the faith is that we have been given the power of God to become his children by Jesus, our first born brother.  The word we…

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We don’t have photographs of God. It is that simple. We don’t have old Polaroids or 35 millimeter prints, no daguerreotypes or pinhole camera images of the divine. We just have us.  God is known by his children. Jesus was the first-begotten, or “mono-genos” in Greek. But through Christ we have been given power to…

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