Tag Archives: Joy

A Word about Wealth

What does the good life look like to you? The image that comes to my mind is a sunny day at a sandy beach with the crystal-clear ocean beckoning me to wade in. For you the good life looks like … Continue reading

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A Word about the New Day

We begin a new series today called Transformative Stories. Over the next few months, we’re going to look at some stories Jesus gave us in the Gospel of Luke. Luke offers some stories not offered in the other gospels while … Continue reading

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A People for God’s Delight

One might reasonably expect that a series dealing with the commitments believers make to one another in the church should include this passage. And one would be right. After all, no less than eight commands governing relationships among Christians are … Continue reading

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A People for One Another

Nicholas Kristof, in a penetrating essay for the New York Times, wrote on the state of our nation’s universities. The piece is entitled “A Confession of Liberal Intolerance,” and in it he observes, “We’re fine with people who look like us, as … Continue reading

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Ancient Wisdom, Present Mission

Today we celebrate the 125th anniversary in the Upper West Side of Manhattan. The cornerstone of this building was laid 25 September 1891, and for the past century and a quarter we’ve called the UWS home. But Moses tells us … Continue reading

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