Author Archives: Matthew Hoskinson

The King and His Religious People

In Henry James’ turn-of-the-century novel, Washington Square, we meet a young woman of ordinary intellect and average appearance named Catherine Sloper. From society’s perspective all she has going for her is the rather large inheritance left to her by her … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (4/25/15)

Scripture to consider: Isaiah 29 1 Woe to you, Ariel, Ariel, the city where David settled! Add year to year and let your cycle of festivals go on. 2 Yet I will besiege Ariel; she will mourn and lament, she … Continue reading

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An online auction for a great cause

FOCUS is the Fellowship of Christians in Universities and Schools.  It is a diverse community of students, alumni, parents, faculty, clergy, and professionals from a variety of Christian denominations drawn together by a common faith and purpose.  Our purpose is … Continue reading

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The King and His Cynical Leaders

Our kids love their blankets. When we travel, packing their favorite ones is not optional but mandatory. They provide our children more than warmth, but give a sense of security, familiarity, and protection in an unfamiliar setting. That’s one of … Continue reading

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Preparation for Worship (4/18/15)

Scripture to consider: Isaiah 28 1 Woe to that wreath, the pride of Ephraim’s drunkards,     to the fading flower, his glorious beauty, set on the head of a fertile valley—     to that city, the pride of those laid low by wine! 2 See, the … Continue reading

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