Pentecost Ponderings VII

“Not that I have already obtained this or have already reached the goal; but I press on to make it my own, because Christ Jesus has made me his own. 13 Beloved, I do not consider that I have made it my own; but this one thing I do: forgetting what...

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Pentecost Ponderings V: A Safe Space

I’m late today in starting this reflection. Tonight is the second-last night for the Dead Sea Scrolls seminar, and in some ways the last night where I make a major push for content. Tonight, I talk about the impact of the Dead Sea Scrolls, while next week covers the bases,...

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Pentecost Ponderings IV

From about 8:30 until about 10 this morning I spent working on the Dead Sea Scrolls in the waiting room of Kal-Tire. With today’s expected temperatures to top 30C, it was as good a time as any to have my winter tires removed and the summer tires back on. The...

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Pentecost Ponderings III

If I were to express one regret in asking people to write in a question for a future sermon it would be the reality that I can’t get to all the questions all at once. So far, I have had more than 25 questions asked, and to date, I’ve been...

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Pentecost Pondering I

Yesterday’s second-highest of holy days still remains our best unintentionally kept secret. Unlike Christmas, which was established as a major feast in the Christian church in the 5th century, Pentecost is almost as old as the core celebrations of our faith at Easter. In many ways, Pentecost marks that transition...

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