Wednesday Word

September
6
2017

Wednesday Word: Welcome

Welcome.

That word has several different connotations. In one sense it conveys a place of generosity, hospitality, inclusion, safety, and maybe comfort. People, my wife and I included, often have...

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August
16
2017

Wednesday Word: All?

When “All” doesn't mean all

There are churches who advertise, “Everyone welcome,” but experience has taught me that “Everyone” is often limited to,...

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August
2
2017

Wednesday Word: Why do we do what we do?

Why do you do what you do? And do your parishioners understand what they are doing? -- Paul

Every Thursday afternoon I spend about an hour and a half with a few other clergy from Hagerstown....

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July
26
2017

Wednesday Word: Understanding Scripture

So if it seems to you that you have understood the divine scriptures, or any part of them, in such a way that by this understanding you do not build up this twin love of God and neighbor, then you...

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July
12
2017

Wednesday Word: A Bible Believing church

The Bible is not a series of metaphysical claims, but is primarily a story of how communities of faith have responded to the presence and activity of God in their midst. --  Samuel Wells, What...

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