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Communion, Community and Communication

"What we have here is a failure to communicate." Captain's speech - Cool Hand Luke The words communion, community and communication share a common (pun intended) root, namely, the word common. According to the Chambers dictionary of etymology, the word "common",...

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Arius and Athanasius

"Jesus Christ is the same yesterday and today and for ever." Heb 13:8 Once upon a time, in a land far, far away, lived a man that believed another man to be the eternal Son of God. At the same time, in a land also far away, another son of God believed the eternal Son...

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Wanted: Dad or Ally

"It takes a family to raise a village." Jennifer Morse When a son or daughter looks for advice do they seek dad or an "ally"? When was the last time any of our children have asked for our advice? When we consider the alternatives available to today's youth include...

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A Synod with a Nod to Sin

"Then the whole town came to meet Jesus; and when they saw Him, they begged Him to leave their neighbourhood." Mt 8:34 Such was the response of the Gadarenes when Jesus casted out two demoniacs into a herd of swine. One wonders if today the people of God would act any...

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The Word Made Fresh

"I know thy works, that thou art neither cold, nor hot. I would thou wert cold, or hot. But because thou art lukewarm, and neither cold, nor hot, I will begin to vomit thee out of my mouth." Jesus Revelation 3:15-16 Imagine going to medical school, and finding out the...

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Figs of our Fathers

"You see that a man is justified by works and not by faith alone...For as the body apart from the spirit is dead, so faith apart from works is dead." James 2:24-26 As Jesus returned from Bethany to Jerusalem, two odd or unexpected actions from our Lord took place:...

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