Category Archives: Forgiveness

The Prince of Peace Is Coming

The reaction of French President François Holland after the Paris attacks was to bomb Daesh, what some call ISIS. That got a lot of press. Reports wanted to know what President Obama was going to do. Of course, we were … Continue reading

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Don’t Leave Me Out!

If anyone hasn’t heard, the Pope visited the U.S. Pope Francis has gathered the attention of the media for his surprising off-handed remarks. Famously when the Pope was asked about gay people in the church, the Pope responded, “Who am I … Continue reading

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Love Trumps the Law

Some time ago, I spoke before the Placerville California City Council. They were receiving public comment about an ordinance that would define where registered sex offenders could or could not be.   I had recently returned from a conference in … Continue reading

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Lift High the Cross

“According to that great font of wisdom, Yogi Berra, ‘If you come to a fork in the road, take it.’ Mark 8 is a kind of theological fork in the road. This chapter is the hinge of Mark’s gospel. Not … Continue reading

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As We Forgive Others

The Joseph story in a nutshell: Joseph is the favorite son of 12 sons. Joseph gets away without doing the work his brothers do. Joseph gets favorable treatment. Joseph interprets dreams.   In one dream, Joseph tells his brothers that … Continue reading

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