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There is nothing glamorous about war. War is brutal and deadly. There are no victories in war. Everyone loses whenever we resort to violence.

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Dr. Thomas A. Andrew is about to retire. For two decades Dr. Andrew has been the chief forensic pathologist in the State morgue in Concord, N.H.

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Three years ago, I preached on Matthew 23:1-12, this Sunday’s Gospel. It is interesting to revisit old sermons. Here is what I said on Sunday 2 November 2014, from back in the days when my sermons were written out.

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Nine years ago today, I sent my first blog post out into the world. In those days, before moving to wordpress, I was posting at blogspot: http://inaspaciousplace.blogspot.ca/2008/08/new-blog.html

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The overall point of Matthew 10:24-39 is that the most important thing in our lives is attending to our inner life because a life lived without reference to the reality of God’s presence is a life of suffering.

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Faith is not for the feint of heart.

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Jesus’ teaching on non-resistance to evil is hard.

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The Gospel reading appointed for this Sunday appears every three years and every three years I feel compelled to address the instruction Jesus is reported to have given his disciples saying,

Go therefore and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit (Matthew 28:19)

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Recently, I received a difficult and probing question on IASP.

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Q: When liturgies no longer work how do we remain wholehearted? When old prayer forms don’t carry richness and resonance, how do we handle inbetween spaces?

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