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  • A Cycling Meditation

    Published September 21, 2014

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    6If you put these instructions before the brothers and sisters, you will be a good servant of Christ Jesus, nourished on the words of the faith and of the sound teaching that you have followed. 7Have nothing to do with profane myths and old wives’ tales. Train yourself in godliness, 8for, while physical training is of some value, godliness is valuable in every way, holding promise ...

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    From Explorations in Just Living

  • World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel, 21-27 September 2014

    Published September 19, 2014

    The Palestine Israel Ecumenical Forum (PIEF) of the World Council of Churches invites member churches to participate in World Week for Peace in Palestine Israel (WWPPI) during 21-27 September 2014. This yearly event encourages and equips congregations, community groups and people of faith to worship, educate and advocate for an end to the illegal Israeli occupation of Palestine.

    This year, the theme of WWPPI is “Let my people go” (Exodus 9:1). In response to the request of church leaders and laity in Palestine, the WWPPI international working group has chosen to focus attention in 2014 on the critical issue ...

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    From Swords into plowshares

  • The Fruit is the Thing

    Published September 16, 2014

    I spent last weekend at Camp Sunnyside, a family retreat put on by Sunnyside Presbyterian Church in South Bend, IN.  The retreat was held at a beautiful camp in Three Rivers, MI (see photo below, left), and I had the chance to speak three times.  In this post I want to reflect a bit on my Sunday morning sermon on John 15:1-8 (called “The Fruit is the Thing”) and a conversation I had afterwards. 

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