Speaking with an Accent

Listen to Audio In Luke’s account of the Day of Pentecost, the Holy Spirit creates the Church. Look carefully at what happens. The story says loads about who God intends for us—the community of Jesus-followers—to be. For nine days the disciples had huddled together in an upper room praying. On the tenth day the Holy…

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What Are Friends For?

“What are friends for?” You’ve probably said this to somebody or heard it said by somebody else to you.  It’s a rhetorical question that means roughly, “You’re welcome.  I did this for you because of what we are to one another.” Nobody expects you to answer the question.  Well, at least, not until now.  Answering…

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Playful God, Playful Church

Click Here for the Audio See if you can remember when and where you first heard these phrases:  “Ready or not, here I come.” “You’re it!” “Red Rover, Red Rover, send Boudreaux right over.” “Come out, come out, wherever you are!” Many of us first heard these phrases as children.  We were playing outside.  Kick…

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Blood Is Thicker than Water

Blood is thicker than water.  You’ve probably heard this common proverb before.  It means that family bonds are stronger than relationships we form for ourselves.   Jesus did not know the phrase, but he was certainly aware of the sentiment.  In his day, family ties were in some ways stronger than they are today.  Fulfilling…

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Friends

Mark Zuckerberg designed Facebook to connect people.  According to Facebook, I have literally hundreds of friends.   Mind you, I have never met some of my friends.  We have never exchanged a spoken word, shared a meal, gone to a movie together, or laid eyes on each other.  For that matter, we have never even…

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