Monthly Archives: August 2014

It’s Your Move

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “It’s Your Move!” read Matthew’s words: You become aware how hard and unnatural being Christian is. First, Matthew describes for us a process that developed in the earliest Church structure, “If another … Continue reading

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The Divine Comes to Life

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “On the third day be raised!”. These six words(1) are the Good News in this experience of Peter and the disciples traveling with and learning about life from Jesus. It can slip … Continue reading

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Continuing to Confess

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Jesus takes a poll. He is checking out with the disciples first what is being said about him, and secondly he asks them very pointedly, “But who do you say that I … Continue reading

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Jesus Enlarges His Heart

It really is a remarkable scene, Jesus’ encounter with the Canaanite woman of Tyre and Sidon. Jesus condemns the Pharisees for narrowness of scope and hardness of heart, making the point powerfully with these words: “But what comes out of … Continue reading

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Caught!

Ever been caught? What is it like for you? We have seen fugitives on TV caught. In those cases, depending on what has led up to the catching, we can see fear, defiance, and sometimes resignation. What is it like … Continue reading

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A Uniquely Common Table

The table was placed like any table in the center of the room. It could have been a dining room or even kitchen table for a medium to large family. It was plain wood, pine or maple, smoothly finished, with … Continue reading

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