Monthly Archives: July 2018

What are You Hungry For?

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. John’s Gospel in the 6th Chapter tells two miracle stories, the feeding of the five thousand and Jesus walking on the water.  As I reflected deeply on these stories both share a common theme, Jesus, the … Continue reading

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Rest is Hard to Find

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “Come away to a deserted place all by yourselves and rest awhile” These words of Jesus are spoken to the apostles when they reported  back to Jesus on their initial  mission.  In contrast to Jesus’ … Continue reading

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You Are the Equipment

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. God created the world for good. However, most of the time it seems to take a different course where good is overwhelmed by evil. This text is odd on several counts: First, in a flashback … Continue reading

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“Just a Carpenter”

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Jesus returns home.  Some scholars think Nazareth was very small, only three hundred residents.  Everyone knew everyone (anonymity was not possible). Have you ever gone back home?  For some it is a warm remembering, not so … Continue reading

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