Caught and culpable – a Holy Week Pastoral Backstory – April 13th, 2017
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Caught and culpable – a Holy Week Pastoral Backstory – April 13th, 2017

Do take a moment to scroll down to our Postscript for a comment about our upcoming Good Friday service. April 13th, 2017 The following meditation is taken from the book of Lamentations,  1:1-3, 16 and was given on April 10th. In the south of Poland, in a town named Zakopane, there sits a prison once used by the Gestapo in WWII where numberless men, women, and children were processed on their way to the thousands of Nazi-run...

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Out of the miry bog – Pastoral Backstory – October 6th, 2016
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Out of the miry bog – Pastoral Backstory – October 6th, 2016

  October 6th, 2016 . . .to be is the first good, the first gift of God’s gratuitous love, and the highest good is to be joined to God in the free movement of the soul. David Bentley Hart, The Doors of the Sea Hart’s words there capture the thesis of the sermon last Sunday, our introduction to the series on Redeeming Suffering. Unless and until we grasp that highest good, we will be inclined to utter resignation when...

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Redeeming Suffering – Pastoral Backstory – September 29th, 2016
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Redeeming Suffering – Pastoral Backstory – September 29th, 2016

  September 29th, 2016 Born in Dallas, he moved to California in the late 1940s when his father became the dean of Talbot School of Theology in Los Angeles. He studied English at UCLA, then systematic theology at Trinity Evangelical Divinity School in Illinois (where he later became a professor). In time he earned his Ph.D from the University of Chicago. For his masters thesis in seminary, he chose for his focus the book of...

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