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Nothing is more powerful than God

Today’s section of Saint Paul’s Letter to the Romans is one of my favorites. I’ve often used today’s first reading at funerals. I find the words of Saint Paul to be a great comfort in a world where I could feel small and helpless. God can only be separated from us by our own choices, our sins, but even then is willing to do whatever it takes to bring us back into he care and grace.

Prayers for October 31, 2019

Please pray for the situation of a family friend. A truly devastating case that I’m not at liberty to discuss, but please pray for healing, for consolation, and for the repose of the soul of one of their family members. For all those killed in Pakistan by the train fire. Prayer submitted October 31, 2019.

Human Upgrades? Some thoughts on gene editing

At first glance it is the stuff of a high tech science fiction movie. But gene editing, using a technology called CRISPR (pronounced crisper) is makeing the possibility of creating designer babies more and more a reality. On the one hand, creating human beings that are more resistant to disease, who are smarter and so seem better able to solve big problems in the world seems enticing. But what of the downsides? In this podcast, we will explore the idea of gene editing as it pertains to creating the “ideal” human by looking at the technology, and exploring the ethical questions this may raise.

The sufferings are nothing

compared with the glory to be revealed for us. Can you believe this? With all of the trouble and suffering in the world, can you believe that anyone can say this? How is it even possible? How can it be that with the suffering and brokenness in others, let alone myself, that I can see that the glory to be revealed is simply that great? The gospel holds the answer. Even the slightest bit of God’s glory is beyond what we can know. And Jesus tells us as much when he gives an example of the Kingdom of God. A mustard seed, so tiny, becomes a large bush. The yeast is felt throughout the whole dough. And when it comes to God’s love for us, and the power of his presence, there simply is nothing stronger.

Prayers for October 29, 2019

Praying for all the firefighters battling the #CaliforniaFires. Thank you for service! My nephew’s baby has meningitis. He’s only three weeks old. Please pray for him! Please pray for my friendโ€™s newborn who is in the hospital with RSV. Her name is Temple. Prayer submitted October 29, 2019.

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