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With a Little Help from My Friends

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here Every day during this season of Lent we’re looking at the miracles of Jesus – his spectacular displays of supernatural power that are reported in the Gospels.     A number of years ago I invited five couples at the church I was leading to join me in a small group experiment…. Read more »

The Transforming Touch

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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here According to the Jewish Scriptures (Deuteronomy 22:12), men were required to wear fringes along the edges of their cloaks.  Traditionally, these fringes ended in four tassels of white thread, with a blue thread woven through them.  The tassels were to serve as reminders, every day when getting dressed, of the high call to obey… Read more »


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To listen to today’s reflection as a podcast, click here When Baby Boomer kids in the 1950s weren’t pondering the threat of nuclear war, they were fretting about something far closer to home. We’re talking, of course, about cooties.  Cooties were imaginary, invisible creatures that could be transmitted by touch – usually by swiping one’s hand on someone of the opposite sex.  This was… Read more »

True Healing

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To listen to this reflection as a podcast, click here. Author and sociologist Tony Campolo is frequently invited to speak about his faith around the country. A few years back he visited a church in Oregon.  Following his message, Tony was approached by a man who was in the last stages of a battle with cancer.  Campolo laid his hands on him and prayed… Read more »

The Healing Power of Love

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If a single individual can be credited with the founding of modern American surgery, William Halsted should be mentioned first. During the late 1800s Halsted was one of the “Big Four” physicians who helped launch Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore.  A surgical virtuoso, he was personally responsible for innovating a number of critical procedures. Halsted was also one of the first surgeons… Read more »

Talitha Koum

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If you’re a parent, and your child is seriously ill, nothing else matters. You would move heaven and earth to find the right doctor.  You would pay any price for the right medicine.  If you could, you would gladly take her place.  In the case of a synagogue leader named Jairus, it meant tracking down the controversial teacher from Galilee… Read more »