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Praise and Worship and Life

The expression “praise and worship” is usually our “church code” for “singing.”  If you see “Praise and Worship” listed in an Order of Worship, you pretty much know that is going to be a time of singing, right?  The Bible, of course, never uses the expression only in that way… or at all.  In fact, the…

Should We Be Offended?

This blog isn’t about politics.  I know that because I don’t write about politics.  And I’m writing about this, so this must not be about politics.  Follow my convoluted logic so far?  Convoluted logic is something I write about, so I’m on familiar ground there.  Comedian Jimmy Kimmel recently did a bit where he put…

What Is Your Dream Job?

Faith tells us that God is in complete control of our lives.  Experience says He doesn’t always act in ways that we would choose.  Our reading this week from the life of Joseph reminds us just how true this is. Through no fault of his own (other than maybe being a little bit spoiled), Joseph…

With Jacob at the Jabbok

It seems that Jacob was always on the run from someone— his brother, his father-in-law, himself or God.  But in our reading today, Jacob could run no further.  He had come to the Jabbok River in Genesis 32, one of the stranger stories in the Bible.  Jacob wrestles with an angel and gets a new…