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1 Kings 19:19–21

Posted:Thursday, December 07, 2017

“Inheriting the Mantle”
No matter how creative your means may be, no one really invents ministry any more than we could invent the gospel. Whether we acknowledge it or not, we all stand on the shoulders of others. In ministry we’re just participating in the next chapter of the Reformation of the church. 
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1 Kings 19:1–13

Posted:Thursday, November 30, 2017

“The Still Small Voice”
It is not as hard to find God in the dramatic moments as it is when you are alone, discouraged, and anxious. So how do we use discouragement to hear God’s still small voice? In the words of Karl Rahner this is a lonely, wintry spirituality that is full of biblical warrant. 
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1 Kings 18:20–24

Posted:Thursday, November 09, 2017

“Giving Up the Limp”
In the times when the famine has been most severe you have to choose if you are going to worship God or Baal. Most of us claim to worship God, but we have a Plan B just in case. Plan B is always Plan Baal. 
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1 Kings 17:1, 8–16

Posted:Thursday, November 02, 2017

“Learning to Listen”
Listening to God is as much skill as it is gift. And the skill comes from learning to tune your ears. Elijah had to listen to God with the poor widow before he could listen to God in the high drama on Mt. Carmel. 
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Psalm 56, 57:1

Posted:Thursday, October 12, 2017

"The Wings of Refuge”
It is impossible to survive in any environment, including a Christian one, without a sanctuary. It is only a matter of time before “the destroying storms” pass your way. But what does it substantively mean to find shelter under God’s wings?
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Psalm 27:1–6

Posted:Thursday, October 05, 2017

“Beholding God’s Beauty”
David seeks communion with God in order to seek truth and to behold God’s beauty. Most Protestants are better at seeking than we are at beholding. But the purpose of seeking truth is precisely to behold the beauty of God. 
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Psalm 1

Posted:Thursday, September 21, 2017

“Being Rooted”
The purpose of theological study, worship, and participation in community is to develop deep roots like a tree planted by streams of water. But the purpose of being rooted is to bear fruit. 
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Opening Communion Service for the 2017–18 Academic Year

Posted:Monday, September 11, 2017

“Weeds in the Garden”
Matthew 13:24–30
There are always weeds in the garden. Our calling is not to discern who is a weed, and certainly not to pull up the weeds, but to focus on our own lives on being planted in Christ.

Preacher: M. Craig Barnes, president and professor of pastoral ministry
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RE:union 2017: Welcoming and Opening Worship with Commissioning Service for Graduates

Posted:Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Monday, May 15
Preacher: M. Craig Barnes, president and professor of pastoral ministry
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John 20:19–23

Posted:Thursday, April 20, 2017

If you forgive the sins of any, they are forgiven.
The risen Jesus said the Holy Spirit gives us the power to forgive sins. This may be more power than we want. We would rather leave the forgiving business to Jesus so we can continue to nurture our hurts. But we have to forgive not for the sake of the offender, but for the sake of our own souls.
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