Monthly Archives: November 2014

Why participate in Advent?

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Advent often seems to be a seasonal trick to have us practice our “waiting” skills before we can get to the main event of the birth of Jesus with all of our … Continue reading

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Heaven Comes to Earth

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “When the Son of Man comes in his glory, and all the angels with him, then he will sit on the throne of his glory. All the nations will be gathered before … Continue reading

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Entering Into the Master’s Joy

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M.Div. The label, Parable of the Talents, I believe is a distortion of the point Matthew would share with us.  It is the Master who decides what each will receive; it is each servant … Continue reading

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While Waiting!

The parables of Jesus, one of his favorite teaching forms, continue to challenge us centuries later. The three parables of Matthew 25 are a clear demonstration that every parable has a message for the current context which may be unique … Continue reading

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Don’t Be a Religious Heavyweight!

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Jesus gives us a very vivid picture of what is expected of us who follow him in contrast to the behavior of the Religious Heavyweights around him. A Religious Heavyweight is someone … Continue reading

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Love is Always Plural

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. How do you feel about tests? For many years, all the way through High School and the first year of College tests were a source of stress and anxiety for me. I … Continue reading

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