Monthly Archives: April 2017

Recognizing the Risen Jesus

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Two disciples are on a seven mile journey from Jerusalem to Emmaus. They are sharing about all that has gone on over the past days and as Luke describes it, “While they are talking and discussing … Continue reading

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“We Have Seen the Lord”

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “We have seen the Lord!” was the joyous announcement of the earliest disciples. Trapped in a house, hiding in fear, the seeing of the Lord is the act of God freeing them. The life-giving energy … Continue reading

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Joy Unexpected!

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. I have come to believe that the goal of the Gospel writers, all of them, when writing about the extraordinary events of Jesus’ life is not sharing creeds. Creeds are statements made to try and … Continue reading

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Abiding in Love

​​Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Abide is a word that is hard to capture in English. In Greek and Hebrew it conveys an intertwining of relationship where an individual act express a corporate purpose. In one’s individual action a unity … Continue reading

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“The Lord Has Need of It”

​​​Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Imagine that the Palm Parade story is a computer program that needs a password to unlock it’s meaning. What password might you select? Parade, Palms, Giving God Glory are all mentioned in the story and … Continue reading

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