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Entries from April 2008

Nests and abundant life: a sermon on hope

April 15th, 2008 by isaac · 5 Comments

Title: Nests Date: April 13, 2008 Texts: Acts 2:42-47; Psalm 23; I Peter 2:19-25; John 10:1-10 We have two blue birds living in our front yard. Last fall our neighbor gave Katie and me a bird house, and I put it up near the street this past January. That probably wasn’t the best place to […]

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“Blessed are those who mourn”: column for The Mennonite

April 7th, 2008 by isaac · 2 Comments

I’ve started writing short pieces for The Mennonite magazine. My first piece appeared in the April 1st issue: “Blessed are those who mourn.” Here’s an excerpt: Mourning is worship. Sometimes we worship with our tears. To worship any differently would be dishonest and deny what Paul affirms: We preach Christ crucified (1 Cor 1:23). We […]

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