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Entries from March 2012

Ever before me

March 27th, 2012 by isaac · No Comments

“Ever before me” Jer 31:31-34, Ps 51:1-12 by Isaac S. Villegas March 25, 2012   “To the leader: a psalm of David, when the prophet Nathan came to him, after he had gone in to Bathsheba.” That’s the introduction to Psalm 51. There’s a story here, behind the prayer, a familiar story. David, the king […]

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Interview in The Christian Century

March 15th, 2012 by isaac · 3 Comments

For some strange reason The Christian Century decided to interview me in their series on ministry in the 21st century. Here’s an excerpt: What does being a leader mean to you? An anticlerical stream runs through the center of the Anabaptist tradition. Pastors aren’t singled out as default leaders. Leadership roles for us are always […]

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Baptized with a flood

March 4th, 2012 by isaac · No Comments

Tile: Baptized with a flood Text: Genesis 9:8-17, Mark 1:9-15, 1 Peter 3:18-22 Date: Feb 26, 2012, First Sunday of Lent Author: Isaac S. Villegas “[A] Christian life is nothing else than a daily Baptism, once begun and ever continued.” ~ Martin Luther, 16th century[1] My garden is coming back to life — crocuses, daffodils, […]

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