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MARKINGS (6)

  A Christian is one who points at Christ and says, ‘I can’t prove a thing, but there’s something about His eyes and His voice. There’s something about the way He carries His head, His hands, the way He carries His cross – the way He carries me.’ Frederick Buechner

JESUS AT DINNER

‘For John the Baptist has come eating no bread and drinking no wine, and you say, “He has a demon”; the Son of Man has come eating and drinking, and you say, “Look, a glutton and a drunkard, a friend of tax-collectors and sinners!” Nevertheless, wisdom is vindicated by all her children.’            [Luke 7.33-35] Dom Helder Camara,…

MARKINGS (5)

What God may hereafter require of you, you must not give yourself the least trouble about. Everything He gives you to do, you must do as well as ever you can. That is the best possible preparation for what He may want you to do next. If people would but do what they have to…

MARKINGS (4)

‘To believe in God is to believe in the salvation of the world.  The paradox of our time is that those who believe in God do not believe in the salvation of the world, and those who believe in the salvation of the world do not believe in God. Christians believe in ‘the end of…

MARKINGS (3)

  ‘To be grateful for the good things that happen in our lives is easy, but to be grateful for all of our lives – the good as well as the bad, the moments of joy as well as the moments of sorrow, the successes as well as the failures, the rewards as well as…

MARKINGS (2)

Christ, as a light illumine and guide me. Christ, as a shield overshadow me. Christ under me; Christ over me; Christ beside me on my left and my right. This day be within and without me, lowly and meek, yet all-powerful. Be in the heart of each to whom I speak; in the mouth of…

CHRISTIANITY IN 2019

In a recent article, Wesley Granberg-Michaelson had these insightful comments regarding the future of Christianity. In North America: The church is shrinking.  Mainline and evangelical congregations continue to grow smaller.  One exception are Pentecostal denominations; worldwide they are growing at four times the rate of population growth. White congregations are dwindling.   Multiracial churches are doing…

MARKINGS (1)

This year I am beginning a new project called MARKINGS.  It will be a Monday morning posting – usually a story or quote that you can carry with you through the week.   On (most) Fridays I will submit my regular blog on various topics of interest.   STORY – Congregation Sha’ar Zahav in San Francisco…

A CHRISTMAS STORY

‘Military misson became a mission of mercy that saved 14,000 lives.’ In 1950, Leonard LaRue was the captain of a small freighter, the SS Meredith, that had been pressed into service to aid the U.S. military efforts in Korea. LaRue set sail from Norfolk, Virginia under orders to pass through the Panama Canal and across…

ADVENT -THE WILD HOPE

TO LOOK AT THE last great self-portraits of Rembrandt or to read Pascal or hear Bach’s B-minor Mass is to know beyond the need for further evidence that if God is anywhere, he is with them, as he is also with the man behind the meat counter, the woman who scrubs floors at Roosevelt Memorial,…