Pastoral Backstory – February 26, 2015
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Pastoral Backstory – February 26, 2015

(What is the Backstory and why?)   Subscribe to the Backstory        February 26th, 2015 We spent a little time in last Sunday’s sermon exploring Jesus’ fairly incendiary accusation in John 8. He declares a virtually satanic alignment in his antagonists’ then brooding interest in His demise. We tried to honor the pointed meaning of His words, while also trying to distinguish them from the kinds of condemnations...

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February 22, 2015; Rev. Patrick Lafferty; Finding ourselves in His: Jesus “I Am” Statements, Take Cover
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February 22, 2015; Rev. Patrick Lafferty; Finding ourselves in His: Jesus “I Am” Statements, Take Cover

Finding ourselves in His: Jesus “I Am” Statements, Take Cover

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Fr Alexander Schmemann on Lent
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Fr Alexander Schmemann on Lent

Lent is not to force on us a few formal obligations, but to “soften” our heart so that it may open itself to the realities of the spirit, to experience the hidden “thirst and hunger” for communion with God. . . .”Sad brightness”: the sadness of my exile, of the waste I have made of my life; the brightness of God’s presence and forgiveness, the joy of recovered home. Such is the climate of...

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Pastoral Backstory – February 18, 2015
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Pastoral Backstory – February 18, 2015

(What is the Backstory and why?)   Subscribe to the Backstory        February 18th, 2015 This morning my eyes fell on this passage from Paul’s 2nd letter to the church at Corinth For we know that if the tent that is our earthly home is destroyed, we have a building from God, a house not made with hands, eternal in the heavens. 2 For in this tent we groan, longing to put on our heavenly dwelling, 3 if indeed by putting it on...

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February 15, 2015; Rev. Patrick Lafferty; Taking Refuge in Zooey: Wisdom is for the Weakest
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February 15, 2015; Rev. Patrick Lafferty; Taking Refuge in Zooey: Wisdom is for the Weakest

Taking Refuge in Zooey: Wisdom is for the Weakest

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