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April 28, 2014

Reflection for the Week- April 28th, 2014

Genesis 1-3, the founding narrative of the nation of Israel , does not fit comfortably in the ancient Near Eastern categories of myth or history. Probably better to see the story as representing a “possible world” (not entirely actual, but not entirely unreal) that mixes together a post-Exodus picture of law, and an explanation and exploration of God, humanity, and creation.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

April 21, 2014

Reflection for the Week- April 21st, 2014

Nature is related to and distinct from its Creator. In the emerging creation, the Creator is involved in, but not entrapped by the natural world. Idolatry flourishes in the confusion of the two. Yet, God and nature are not one and the same. This truth is crucial for Christian spirituality, for what we worship is not nature, but the Creator.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

April 14, 2014

Reflection for the Week- April 14, 2014

As Easter approaches and we prepare to be more intentionally immersed in the death and resurrection of Christ, may this remarkable event weigh heavily upon us in new and refreshing ways at this time of year. How grateful we are and hopefully growing more to be, that Jesus inaugurated the Kingdom of God , brought salvation to Israel and the world, was victorious over death through the resurrection, and opened the way into deep and everlasting community with God. On this basis, each of us can experience our own release from captivity in Egypt ; our own exodus, which will take us through the Promised Land into a new heaven and earth.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery

April 07, 2014

Reflection for the Week- April 7th, 2014

To live a spirituality of the cross of Christ is to participate in the drama of God’s salvation. Let’s follow in the footsteps of the Crucified and Risen One, be focused on the Scripture, and open to the Spirit, as we are shaped by the dialogue of our community with God, each other, and the world. In the light of the power at work within us and our destiny to image Christ, may we rejoice and be thankful for this day.

Dr. Gregory J. Laughery