Category Archives: Spiritual Presence

Out of Our Minds

When they came to Jesus, they found the man from whom the demons had gone out, sitting at Jesus’ feet, dressed and in his right mind; and they were afraid. Luke 8.35 NIV The story of the man of the … Continue reading

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Praying at the Baptismal Font

This appeared originally as “Reflections on a Tuesday Meeting” in First Thoughts May 25, 2007, an email devotional that goes out to members and friends of First Presbyterian Church, Chattanooga. You, too, may sign up for these weekly devotionals by … Continue reading

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Growing a Father

The following pastoral letter appeared five years ago in the weekly bulletin of First Presbyterian Church of Chattanooga. As I read it now, I am reminded of the moment in my life. It is like finding an old Polaroid snapshot … Continue reading

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“Is it ‘Communion?’ the Lord’s Supper?’ or the Eucharist?’ Yes.”

1 Cor. 10.16-17; 20; 11.23-31; John 6.11; 23, 35-42; 48-59 Like a foolish husband arguing with his wife over the true meaning of the word “love,” but failing to embrace his bride, sometimes the Church has got tangled up on … Continue reading

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