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“Grief comes before joy. In today’s story… and in so much of life. Our reading today tells the story of Christmas, but it’s not the story we know and love,” begins David Lose, Senior Pastor...
“Each of the gospels has different versions of the grief Jesus’s followers experienced after their beloved teacher died. In the version we heard today from John 21:1-19, the disciples have already seen the resurrected Jesus,...
“Easter is the most hopeful day in the Christian year – a day we celebrate Christ’s resurrection and the incomparable news that death never has the last word! Not for Jesus. Not for us…God’s promises...
The poem, “Home,” by Warsan Shire, a British writer born to Somali parents in Kenya begins, “No one leaves home unless/home is the mouth of a shark.” The poem continues, “You have to understand,/that no...
Two priests walk into a bar and see Jesus. It sounds like a good punch line for a joke. But Phillip Martin, pastor of Epiphany Lutheran Church in Richmond, Virginia, tells how he and a...
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