Archive for August, 2016

Tuesday of Trinity 11 – Romans 8:28-39

ShareRomans 8:28-39 This God is a strange person, unlike any human we’ve ever met.  It’s not just that He’s God and the Maker of the Universe and Omnipotent, Omnipresent, Omnitemporal, and Omniscient – those are scary and strange enough. It’s also that He’s so perfect and simple.  All that He Is, is also what He […]

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Monday of Trinity 11 – Romans 8:18-27

ShareRomans 8:18-27 The saying goes that there are only two things certain in this life: death and taxes.  If you’re a baseball fan it used to be certain that the Red Sox would not win another World Series.  And if you’re a Cubs fan like I am, then it still seems pretty certain that the […]

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Saturday of Trinity 10 – Romans 8:1-17

ShareRomans 8:1-17 Imagine that your house is a single cell that measures 6 X 8 feet. In your house, you have a bed, table, chair, locker, a few shelves, lights and a window. You have access to a community bathroom located at the end of the hallway.  Every day at 7:00 am, 11:30 am, 5:00 […]

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Friday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:14-25

ShareRomans 7:14-25 I used to want to be a psychologist, or at least a cognitive scientist.  I’m interested in the bizarre diversity present within human beings, especially the more bizarre aspects of who we are.  There was a time when I wanted to study dreams and how vivid various people’s were, and when I was […]

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Thursday of Trinity 10 – Romans 7:1-13

ShareRomans 7:1-13 “Wilt thou have this Woman to thy wedded wife, to live together after God’s ordinance in the holy estate of Matrimony?  Wilt thou love her, comfort her, honour, and keep her in sickness and in health; and forsaking all others, keep thee only unto her, so long as ye both shall live?” “I […]

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Wednesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 6

ShareRomans 6 Changes of identity fascinate us human beings.  It’s one of the reasons Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and multiple personality disorders (Three Faces of Eve; Sybil) intrigue us.  People like Michael Jackson, Madonna, and David Bowie are particularly notable examples of the chameleon-like nature of modern identity.  You’re all familiar with the gender […]

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Tuesday of Trinity 10 – Romans 5

ShareRomans 5 “Sweet!  I get to write a devotional on Romans 5!” The problem is that there’s too much fruit to pick.  Shall I stuff myself on the citrus variety, the lemons, limes, orange, and – or should I go exotic and delight in papayas, mangoes, and star fruit (or “carambola”)? Maybe later, I’ll digest […]

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