Tag Archives: Jesus

Guest Post: Good Friday Pondering

by Rev. Alan Combs “My God, my God, why have you forsaken me?” These words come at the beginning of Psalm 22. Immediately, the biblical scholar-wannabe in me asks a biblical scholar-wannabe question. How much of Psalm 22 did Jesus … Continue reading

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Palm Sunday Reflections

I remember as a child gathering outside of my home church on the front lawn as the church service was beginning. We had our palm branches in hand and were already waving and running around as we waited. Then, at … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Trust in God’s Promise

by Michelle Hettmann Read Psalm 118:19-29. This past fall, I studied abroad in Lugano, Switzerland, and Adigrat, Ethiopia. I was so blessed to have the opportunity to set foot in over 10 countries and experience glimpses of life in communities all … Continue reading

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Guest Post: “When I am Lifted Up . . .”

by Rev. Joe Varner Read John 12:20-33 During Lent, we are always mindful of the end: the cross and the tomb. The Gospels bear witness to this central focus in Jesus’ life. It is there at the cross where God … Continue reading

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A Vision of the Kingdom

Read Jeremiah 31:31-34. The other night our youth group served a meal at Park View Community Mission. In Lynchburg 24% of the population lives in poverty.  Every Wednesday evening, Park View hosts volunteer groups like our youth group who serve … Continue reading

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“That’s Jesus”

“Whoever says, ‘I abide in him,’ ought to walk just as he walked.” (1 John 2:6) A few days after baby J was born, I texted a photo of her to my cousin Jennifer. She texted me back telling me … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Snakes in the Desert

by Rev. Adam Kelchner 4From Mount Hor they set out by the way to the Red Sea, to go around the land of Edom; but the people became impatient on the way. 5The people spoke against God and against Moses, … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Embodying the Gospel

by Brett Witcher Read John 2:13-22 January 21, 2013 was one of the most difficult days of my life. It was one of those cold, dreary days where all you can see is gray and it feels as if you will … Continue reading

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Guest Post: Strength in Weakness

by Randy Timmerman  Read 1 Corinthians 1:18-25 “Where is the wise person?  Where is the teacher of the law?  Where is the philosopher of this age?” As a current Divinity School student, these questions seem to jump off the page and reach through … Continue reading

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CNN Finds Jesus

This Sunday, March 1, CNN premieres a new six-week documentary series, “Finding Jesus.” This new series blends science and archaeology as it attempts to discern what is fact, what is faith, and what is forgery. Part documentary, interviewing academics and … Continue reading

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