Category Archives: Reconciliation

Reflections on the Cross

“They brought Jesus to the place called Golgotha (which means The Place of the Skull). And they crucified him” (Mark 15:22, 24). God loves humankind with a love the depth, the cost, and the unselfishness of which I cannot fully … Continue reading

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O Sacred Head, Now Wounded

Then the governor’s soldiers took Jesus into the Praetorium and gathered the whole company of soldiers around him. They stripped him and put a scarlet robe on him, and then twisted together a crown of thorns and set it on … Continue reading

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Some reflections and memories on this Martin Luther King, Jr. Day

“It is rather the task of Christian preaching to say: here is the church, where Jew and German stand together under the Word of God; here is the proof whether a church is still the church or not.” The above … Continue reading

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Immanuel–God with Us (Part 4)

“‘The virgin will be with child and will give birth to a son, and they will call him Immanuel’—which means, ‘God with us’” (Matthew 1:23). The biblical texts are abundant testifying to God’s initiative and to the willingness of Christ. … Continue reading

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Immanuel–God with Us (Part 3)

The Creator coming in the flesh in itself is outrageous, incomprehensible. The purpose of His coming is all the more outrageous and incomprehensible. “He humbled himself and became obedient to death—even death on a cross!” (Philippians 2:6-8). The Son of … Continue reading

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Christians Only

“Simon Peter replied, ‘You are the Christ, the Son of the living God.’ And Jesus answered him,…‘And I tell you, you are Peter, and on this rock I will build my church, and the gates of hell shall not prevail … Continue reading

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The Kingdom of God, Part Two, Living in the Kingdom

In Sand and Foam the Lebanese poet and philosopher Kahlil Gibran wrote, “Should you sit upon a cloud you would not see the boundary line between one country and another, nor the boundary stone between a farm and a farm. … Continue reading

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