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ash-wednesdayTomorrow, if we choose to participate in an Ash Wednesday liturgy, we may receive a black smudge of ash on our forehead in the sign of a cross, as we hear the words,

Remember you are dust,
and to dust you shall return.

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When the “mä’-gos ” arrived in Jerusalem, they explained to King Herod that they were seeking “the child who has been born king of the Jews.”

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It is unfortunate that The Rev. John Henry Hopkins (1820-1891) has so completely shaped the popular imagination about the Christian festival of Epiphany (celebrated on January 6).

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Remembrance Day is not about the glorification of war.

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JB Philips deserves the prize for greatest book title ever for his 1953 Christian classic, Your God Is Too Small.

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I have no idea the origin of this little story.

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In preparation for Pentecost this coming Sunday, I looked back thirteen years and revisited a Pentecost sermon I delivered on 8 June 2003.

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Every year for Good Friday, I try to craft a short story that might convey to the children present at our service, something of the mystery of this day.

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As part of my Holy Week preparation, I subjected myself to viewing again, Mel Gibson’s film “That Passion of the Christ.” It is not a pleasant experience.

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Nine years ago, Palm Sunday fell on April 1. On that Sunday, our appointed reading was the same reading we heard in church this morning.

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