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No one said following Jesus was going to be easy. And clearly in today’s Gospel we see some people having a hard time with the whole discipleship thing.  And a couple of Jesus’ disciples in particular really seem to be having an off day!  I’ve said this before but I really think some of Jesus’ disciples – and I’m thinking here specifically of Peter who notoriously denied Jesus and Thomas who doubted – they get a bad rap for being slouches.  But James and John are no better!  Today in our Gospel reading from Luke we see them at their worst! (more…)

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Where is HOME for you?  Is it place where you grew up?  Is it where you raised kids?  Is it where you live now?  Is it where you hang your hat?  Where your heart is?  Many of us might associate home with a house.  A geographical place with rooms and a kitchen and hiding places and comfy places where we connect with those we love.  But usually home is more than a place. (more…)

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Today is TRINITY SUNDAY.  There is no biblical commemoration today that inspires our praise and worship – no event in the life of Jesus or in the history of the church.  No Christmas, Easter or Pentecost today.  Just Trinity.  A word about God – a doctrine about God.  It’s like saying, “this is GOD Sunday.” (more…)

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It had been 50 days since Jesus rose from the dead.  His friends should be basking in the joy of the resurrection and excited to share the good news.  Instead we find them huddled behind the same locked doors that have kept them paralyzed and isolated since Jesus first appeared to them alive and well.  They are haunted by fears and plagued with guilt.  They are surrounded by questions and doubts.

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