Category Archives: Grains of Sand

Review and Response: Harvey Cox — How to Read the Bible

I decided to be proactive about getting out of my spiritual funk. In the only way that has ever worked for me in every avenue I have ever explored in my life, I decided I need to educate myself. That … Continue reading

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Of Faith (May Contain Some Feet)

Many of my runs take me along a mile-and-a-half stretch of Culver Road in Irondequoit, NY. About a half mile from home, they go past Transfiguration Lutheran Church then, almost another mile north, the Durand United Church of Christ and, on … Continue reading

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The Obligatory Top Ten List to Celebrate My 100th Post

I’ve been blogging for over a decade now. My first attempt, which included the initial incarnation of the Brief Biography of God, appeared on my MySpace page around 2007. I immediately fell in love with the medium — it was … Continue reading

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You Are My Beloved. In You, I Am Well Pleased.

Six days later, Jesus took with him Peter and James and his brother John and led them up a high mountain, by themselves. And he was transfigured before them, and his face shone like the sun, and his clothes became … Continue reading

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Of Feet and Faith

For the last few days, I have been thinking of an appropriate way to start out the New Year on this blog. The answer came to me on Saturday’s run. Why not write a post that crosses boundaries, I thought, … Continue reading

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Bear Fruit Worthy of Repentance

In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying … Continue reading

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A Great Chasm Has Been Fixed

Jesus said, “There was a rich man who was dressed in purple and fine linen and who feasted sumptuously every day. And at his gate lay a poor man named Lazarus, covered with sores, who longed to satisfy his hunger … Continue reading

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