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The Good Choice

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First Sunday in Lent - Year C

February 14, 2016

The Rev. Christopher Girata (TEC)

 

Today's gospel lesson is one that many of us know in one form or another. This story of temptation in the wilderness is the middle of a three-part series of events that sets up Jesus's public ministry. These events ultimately led to Jesus answering his call and fulfilling his mission. We may be tempted to skip over this series of events and get to the ministry because we have inherited an understanding of Jesus, a theology of Jesus that has been developed over hundreds and hundreds of years, and so we know what happens, and we want to get to the point. But this series is incredibly important to all of us because this sequence of events shaped Jesus as a person. Jesus was called by the Spirit in baptism, tempted away from God in the wilderness, and finally chose to remain faithful to his mission and ministry. This series of steps can give us all a glimpse into how we, too, can answer the call God puts inside each one of us.

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The Rev. Frederick Buechner Article

February 12, 2016

Seeking the Same Homeland

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.
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Carl McColman Article

February 14, 2016

Carl McColman: Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives

Carl McColman (other)

Tibetan Buddhists have a series of spiritual exercises that are seen as foundational to their spiritual practice: a sort of 'spiritual boot camp.' They are called ngöndro or in English, 'preliminary practices.'
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February 14, 2016

Carl McColman: Preliminary Practices for Christian Contemplatives

Carl McColman (other)

Tibetan Buddhists have a series of spiritual exercises that are seen as foundational to their spiritual practice: a sort of 'spiritual boot camp.' They are called ngöndro or in English, 'preliminary practices.'

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February 13, 2016

Frederick Schmidt: 5 Ways to Age without Getting Old

The Rev. Dr. Frederick Schmidt (TEC)

I found myself musing about the experience of aging. Here are some provisional conclusions I’ve drawn that might be helpful in doing what we all do, if we are lucky enough to check another birthday off the calendar...

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February 12, 2016

Seeking the Same Homeland

The Rev. Frederick Buechner (PCUSA)

This is a Day1 Key Voice article by The Rev. Frederick Buechner.

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February 12, 2016

Talitha Arnold: The Word that Shapes Us

The Rev. Talitha Arnold (UCC)

Almost every week for thirty-four of my thirty-five years of pastoral ministry, I've blessed the congregations I've served with a benediction based on this passage from Paul's Letter to the Romans (in turn based on his First Letter to the Thessalonians)...

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February 11, 2016

Can’t keep up? Nine ways to simplify your ministry

The Rev. Margaret Marcuson (ABCUSA)

Are you feeling overwhelmed? Ministry is hard work, but there are ways to make it easier. Here are nine ideas to make your ministry (a little) simpler.

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February 11, 2016

Worship Movements 5/5: For Everyone Born

Dr. Marcia McFee (UMC)

In this blog series, we're exploring 20th century liturgical movements to understand how our recent past effects our modern worship practices.

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February 11, 2016

Eric Elnes: Suicide or Adoration: The 'Doomsday Clock' and the Abrahamic Faiths

The Rev. Dr. Eric Elnes (UCC)

Jesuit paleontologist Teilhard de Chardin once observed that 'humanity is being taken to the place where it will have to choose between suicide and adoration.' If the scientists behind the Doomsday Clock which measures the likelihood of a global cataclysm are correct, then we had best start adoring!

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February 11, 2016

Lillian Daniel: When Cells Differentiate

The Rev. Dr. Lillian Daniel (UCC)

If you watch a time lapse video of a sunflower, you can watch months of growth in just a few moments. It's beautiful and poignant, to see the tiny seeds take shape, in fast forward.

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February 10, 2016

The Most Rev. Michael Curry: The Season of Lent

The Most Rev. Michael Curry (TEC)

'The season of Lent is upon us,' Episcopal Church Presiding Bishop and Primate Michael Curry says in his Message for Lent 2016. 'It is a season of making a renewed commitment to participate and be a part of the movement of Jesus in this world.'

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February 09, 2016

David Crumm: Journey through Lent with inspiring guide James Martin SJ

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David Crumm

After publishing many very popular, longer-format inspirational books, James Martin is publishing a short, small volume for Lent 2016: Seven Last Words—An Invitation to a Deeper Friendship with Jesus.

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