Monthly Archives: March 2012

Hymn for palm Sunday

O Christ, What Can It Mean for Us 1. O Christ, what can it mean for us to claim you as our king? What royal face have you revealed whose praise the church would sing? Aspiring not to glory’s height, … Continue reading

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Would Jesus support health care reform?

I’m not passing this along to advocate this or Prichard’s view. But I do like to direct our attention to timely articles on the intersection of faith and politics. http://religion.blogs.cnn.com/2012/03/31/would-jesus-support-healthcare-reform/?hpt=hp_c1

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A foolish Palm Sunday sermon

Palm Sunday, April 1, 2012 New Life Lutheran Church, Pearland, Texas Bishop Michael Rinehart On this day, nearly 2,000 years ago, our Lord, Jesus of Nazareth entered Jerusalem on a donkey, to the cheers of the people waving palm branches. … Continue reading

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Where there is no God, everything is permitted. — Dostoyevsky

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Church Signs

A recent Facebook conversation on church signs inspired this post. This is the sign at my last church, Grace Lutheran Church in Conroe. The highway used to be 70MPH. Now it’s 55. Still, the sign was small, so first we … Continue reading

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Observant Jew and Vanderbilt Divinity School professor Amy-Jill Levine on the Jewishness of Jesus if

“The New Testament does have extraordinarily beautiful and profound material in it. Paul’s hymn to love in First Corinthians or the parables of the Good Samaritan or the Prodigal Son, or comments such as “God is love,” which is First … Continue reading

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25% of Texans have no health insurance

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4-1-12 is Palm Sunday

Psalm 118:1-2, 19-29- Open the gates of righteousness that I may enter.Mark 11:1-11 or John 12:12-16- The Triumphal Entry.Isaiah 50:4-9a – I gave my back to those who hit me; my cheeks to those who pulled out the beard. I … Continue reading

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The Lord God has given me the tongue of a teacher, that I may know how to sustain the weary with a word. Mor ning by morning he wakens— wakens my ear to listen as those who are taught. Isaiah 50:1-4

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My Faith Looks Up to Thee, closing hymn, last verse

When ends life’s transient dream, When death’s cold sullen stream Doth o’er me roll; Blest Savior, then in love, Fear and distrust remove; O bear me safe above, A ransomed soul!

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