Monthly Archives: February 2017

Reflecting pool

Isaiah gives us simultaneous pictures of the parallel journeys of the Israelites and us. Yes, God’s chosen people and his adopted children, separated by thousands of years. The picture pair is a reflecting pool with generations between the two images. … Continue reading

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We built this city

Starship (née Jefferson Starship née Jefferson Airplane) recorded the song “We built this city” in 1985. It’s a bit controversial because a band with a history of musical political activism released a song that was received as quintessential “pop rock”. … Continue reading

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How to prepare for disaster

In Isaiah 22, God warns Jerusalem that danger is on the way if they do not turn back to him and away from themselves. (I can certainly relate. When things are going well, I tend to rely on my own … Continue reading

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Midnight train

Have you ever been loved? I have. I am. Undeservedly. Amazingly. Unbelievably. I was riding in the car with my wife and daughter. My 16 year old daughter was the DJ from her phone. She played “Midnight train to Georgia” … Continue reading

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