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How do we hear God working through scripture?

Discerning Mission

An Advent meditation

Here is Parker Palmer, reflecting on the Incarnation:

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WorkingPreacher.org: Where imagination meets interpretationWorkingPreacher.org is a first-rate (and free) preaching resource produced by Luther Seminary's Center for Biblical Preaching.

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The woman at the well

Well, in the village of Segou

It's about time that people really read this text (John 4:5-42), rather than simply projecting onto it their fears about immorality. David Lose has a great reflection on it up at the Huffington Post. Here's an excerpt:

"Why? Because Jesus has 'seen' her. He has seen her plight -- of dependence, not immorality. He has recognized her, spoken with her, offered her something of incomparable worth. He has seen her -- she exists for him, has worth, value, significance and all of this is treatment

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M is for missio dei

By Mary Sue Dreier

Sail

Missio Dei (Latin for "mission of God") has become one of the catchphrases of the missional church conversation. The phrase itself has a story to tell which illustrates the insights, importance, and implications it has for our future as a church in mission.

Missio Dei was coined to express the essence of the conversation when Christian churches from around the world gathered in 1952 in post-World War II Germany (Willingen) for an international council on mission. The twentieth

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