Monthly Archives: January 2019

Expectations Fulfilled

Donald R. Elly, M.Div. Luke described John the Baptist as a prophet arousing excitement and created expectations by “proclaiming a baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins.”  John’s baptism communicated forgiveness of sin. It offered membership in a community that looked forward to … Continue reading

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Love Let Loose (to Light the World)

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. Megan McKenna, outstanding storyteller and interpreter of scripture, caught my attention when she summarized the meaning of Epiphany in these words. “Advent (light far off), Christmas (light that interrupts and explodes into night’s darkest hour) … Continue reading

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Looking for Jesus

Donald R. Elly, M. Div. “Looking for Jesus” is how  the Message describes the search of Mary and Joseph, the parents who have lost track of their son Jesus. They had traveled to Jerusalem. Now, we could judge Mary and Joseph for this failure, and … Continue reading

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