Monthly Archives: July 2015

Insatiable (1)

Jill Duffield is correct in my experience when she notes, “The message of our culture is, in fact, that you can’t get enough. We are groomed to be insatiable. …The goal is for there to be ever and always a … Continue reading

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No Deserted Place Available

Rev. Don Elly, M.Div. As Mark describes the return of the disciples from their mission of proclaiming and healing it is evident that it succeeded beyond expectation. The crowds are now seeking out not only Jesus but the Apostles to … Continue reading

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Contrasting Kingdoms

Rev. Don Elly, M.Div. “Mark’s Gospel”, comments Jill Duffield, “can be read as a narrative of good versus evil. God’s Kingdom is on the loose in Jesus…there is no way the forces God’s rule opposes are going quietly into that … Continue reading

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Taking Offense

Rev. Don Elly, M.Div. I wonder, had I grown up with Jesus as my playmate, my neighbor or just one of the boys in the neighborhood, how would I respond to his teaching and his shared wisdom? Would I have … Continue reading

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