Monthly Archives: January 2015

Astonished! Now what?

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. …when the Sabbath came, Jesus entered the synagogue and taught. They were astounded at his teaching, This is every speaker’s dream come true. Every preacher would secretly like to do what Jesus … Continue reading

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Time’s Up!

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Time’s up! As I read Mark 1:14-20 in the Message I found myself reflecting on what is happening for Jesus as he hears of John the Baptist’s arrest. According the Gospel writer … Continue reading

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Word of Mouth! Really?

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly John the Baptist is pictured in the 1st Chapter of John’s Gospel beginning with the 19th verse where we read, “ This is the testimony given by John when the Jews sent priests and … Continue reading

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Baptized by Jesus’ Spirit

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Baptism in the time of Jesus was both an act of ritual tying one to a faith community and event that established one’s relationship to deity. When Jesus is baptized by John, … Continue reading

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Keeping Faith in a Violent World

A Reflection by Donald R. Elly, M. Div. How often we look at the events occurring in life through the eyes of the culture, forgetting that we are created to be people of faith. In an interview recently a woman … Continue reading

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