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A Child Regained

The last few meditations have hovered around the Lord’s story of the Prodigal Son.  We’ve talked about the homecoming.  We’ve talked about the prodigal son himself and all of the prodigals, nomads, and exiles among our people who have wandered away from the church.  But what about the elder son?
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Prodigals, Nomads, and Exiles

The young man in the story of the Prodigal Son is not all that uncommon.  I can readily imagine one of the Lord’s listeners thinking, “that’s just like my nephew.”  Another with tears in his eyes might have said, “Let me tell you about my son.”  How does a young person live
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Returning Home

Remember the song “Tie A Yellow Ribbon Round the Old Oak Tree about a man returning home from prison?  Returning home after a long absence is always a a stressful time.  Imagine the return of the Prodigal Son.  How would he be received? One of the best known of all of Jesus’ parables is the […]
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A Story of Grace

Humans are good Deuteronomists.  If you do good, good things will happen.  If you do bad, bad things will happen.  That seems to be the theme of a great deal of TV religion.  When disaster strikes it is so easy to attribute it to the judgment of God.  How would Jesus respond?   When Katrina […]
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