Category Archives: Christian formation

I paid it all — Jesus Christ crucified

This slogan struck me because it is a take off from one of my favorite childhood hymns, Jesus Paid it All. What was the striking thing was the grim image of Jesus hanging on the cross, blood dripping and the … Continue reading

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Trucking for Jesus

It was on the mud flaps of a big 18 wheeled truck, “trucking for Jesus,” which I found so much less offensive than those silhouetted images of naked women which seem to be found in that location. Trucking for Jesus. … Continue reading

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This bloods for you

The roadside sign was in front of a small, white, clapboard church. It was a roughly sketched out image of Jesus, with blood droplets coming from the crown of thorns and his hands. The droplets were in vivid red, although … Continue reading

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Jesus is real

Jesus is real. That’s what the big sign on the side of the interstate proclaimed. Homemade sign, about the size of a commercial billboard. Black background. White letters. No church affiliation. No website. Simply, “Jesus is real.” Don’t know who … Continue reading

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Good Shepherd Sunday

Acts 2:14, 36-41, Psalm 23, 1 Peter 2:20-25, John 10:1-10   In our liturgical celebration this is Good Shepherd Sunday, recognizing Jesus as our Good Shepherd. The texts for this day focus on shepherd’s or the result of being under … Continue reading

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Bible Study

I hope that you engage in regular Bible study. Not a little Bible reading, a little snippet of a verse for a devotional. There is value in that to be sure, and I start my day that way as well. … Continue reading

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And they grow up

Last Sunday was my last real Sunday with the Confirmation class. Next Sunday they will be confirmed. After that they will move on to the youth group. I will miss all of them. And I am glad to see them … Continue reading

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Gift

I am the geeky church lurker who loves to wander through other gathering place of congregations and capture images.  Things they may think are worth capturing and things that they can’t believe anyone would ever want to capture.  This image … Continue reading

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Command

The Good Samaritan is such a simple and complex story. If you grew up in church this may have been one of the first Bible stories you remember, and if you teach or preach in church you probably have used … Continue reading

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