Monthly Archives: March 2015

Forgiveness is a process.

During the Lenten season we often think about forgiveness–not only the forgiveness offered to us by God, but also those whom we need to forgive or those who need to forgive us. But anyone who’s been around the block of … Continue reading

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We all need a mulligan.

You may have heard about the man who woke up one day to discover his name printed in the obituary column. All day long people called to offer their sympathy to his family. Finally, in exasperation, the man called the … Continue reading

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Thinking About Lent, Sin and Grace

Lent is the season of reflection and introspection. People often associate lent with a time of focusing on sin—to the point of excoriating self-examination, leaving no stone unturned of what we have done or not done, said or not said. … Continue reading

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The Goal of Lent

Lent is a time of self-discipline and self-denial. We follow Jesus to the cross and Lent reminds us that there is a cross for us to bear as well. Self-denial or cross-bearing isn’t a very hot selling idea.  I keep … Continue reading

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Not the Way It’s Supposed to Be

Romans 7: 14-25 Second Sunday of Lent (B), March 1, 2015 About 40 years ago, the eminent psychologist Karl Menninger wrote a book entitled Whatever Happened to Sin? He argued that whereas an earlier generation had a clear understanding of … Continue reading

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