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Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

Sunday, August 10th, 2008

Hiding in the Den of Thieves
READ Matthew 21:12-13
He said to them, “The Scriptures declare, ‘My Temple will be called a house of prayer,’ but you have turned it into a den of thieves!”
Matthew 21:13
As Jesus entered Jerusalem to cries of “Hosanna,” the crowd had high hopes for him. Surely, if he were […]

What’s Good About Denominations?

Tuesday, August 5th, 2008

I’m away on a camping vacation for the next few days, with uncertain Internet access. So I’ll point you to a series I did a couple of years ago called: What’s Good About Denominations? Along with some help from my readers, I came up with quite a few elements. I’ll have more to add next […]

Is the PCUSA My Church?

Monday, August 4th, 2008

Part 13 of series: The End of the Presbyterian Church USA? Revisited
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The recent focus of this blog series has been the biblical and theological issues associated with the ordination of sexually-active gays and lesbians. I have tried to explain what Presbyterians believe and why, and why our […]

Sunday Inspiration from The High Calling

Sunday, August 3rd, 2008

The Gracious Landowner
READ Matthew 20:1-16
“When those hired at five o’clock were paid, each received a full day’s wage.”
Matthew 20:9
Jesus did not tell the story of the generous landowner to comment on the validity of human pay scales. He was not suggesting that, in real life, those who work little should be paid just […]

More Laity Lodge Photos

Saturday, August 2nd, 2008

Some more photos from recent Laity Lodge retreats . . . .

Earl Palmer, Senior Pastor of University Presbyterian Church in Seattle, holds forth in the Great Hall.

A soft-shelled turtle and some giant catfish in the Frio River at Laity Lodge. The turtle is about three feet long.

Laity Lodge Photos

Friday, August 1st, 2008

Here are a couple of fun photos from recent Laity Lodge retreats.

A flower arrangement made by my daughter at our of our art workshops.

Yours truly with J.I. Packer and Steven Purcell, the Director of Laity Lodge.  Dr. Packer did an exegetical study of 1 John.

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