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Announcing New Elder

Welcome our new parish elder: Jay DiNitto. You can get to know more about him by hanging out on his blog. It was an easy choice for me to invite him onboard and you’ll discern why quickly enough. He’s different … Continue reading

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What’s Going On 06

Just a little administrivia: I’ve finally finished the review of my notes on Matthew’s Gospel. I’ve posted it here. You can save that single webpage as a file and all the formatting is included. I’ve also added a new permanent … Continue reading

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Kiln blog: Jehovah Jireh

Teaser — The preacher is a little angry. Perhaps you’ll see it as a holy fire, not petty spite. Everything we do is provider-centric. Read that a couple of times and let it sink in. We’ll come back to it. … Continue reading

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Stop Being Nice

Some years ago I walked into the local Sam’s Club warehouse store and was confronted by rolling racks filled with heavy winter parkas. Digging through this display, I found one that fit, a big old puffy down-filled thing and the … Continue reading

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Not Really

If we were paying more attention to God’s revelation, we would know better than to choose some random spot on a calendar created by mathematicians for our “New Years’ Day.” If we imagine that winter is the time, then it … Continue reading

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What’s Going On?

While the general weather trend here in Oklahoma under the influence of La Niña means we expect a slightly warmer and drier winter than average, that doesn’t hinder the occasional cold snap. Along with everyone else in the US Heartland, … Continue reading

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The Second Man

I’m sure my regular readers will understand: On the one hand, there are no words for it. On the other hand, I can try to indicate something about this so you can share in my portion of sweet shalom from … Continue reading

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