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By Jim Simpson

Wednesday, November 28

The United States just had a refreshingly normal midterm election. There were hopeful signs for people on all sides of the political spectrum. Voter registration increased significantly. More women will be sworn into office than...

Lectionary Reflection: The Twenty First Sunday after Pentecost

By Jim Simpson

Friday, October 12

Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Psalm 22:1-15; Hebrews 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-31 How are we supposed to have a conversation with God? It’s easy to talk at God and perilously easy to talk past God. Talking with God...

Lectionary Reflection: The Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

By Jim Simpson

Friday, August 24

1 Kings 8:22-30, 41-43; Psalm 84; Ephesians 6:10-20; John 6:56-69 Today’s reading from John’s gospel concludes the bread of life discourse. After feeding five thousand with a few loaves, Jesus identifies himself with the bread...

The Pressure of Reality

By Jim Simpson

Monday, July 30

I turned off the news feed on my smartphone a couple weeks ago. The device came out of the box with a feature that pushes snippets of “breaking news” onto the screen. You might have...

Lectionary Reflection: The Fifth Sunday after Pentecost

By Jim Simpson

Friday, June 22

1 Samuel 17:57-18:5, 10-16; Psalm 133; 2 Corinthians 6:1-13; Mark 4:35-41 In today’s readings, a jealous King Saul attempts to murder his successor, David, in a gruesome way. Jesus appears to be oblivious to a...

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