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Thoughts from Rev. Caleb Pitkin

The Father (90 Day Reading Plan)

The story of the Prodigal/Lost Son is one of the most familiar stories in the entire Bible.  It has been preached and pondered over in millions of sermons, served as the inspiration for thousands of pieces of art; and somehow, to the best of my knowledge, never been in a Father’s Day card.  There are […]

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Dun Monroe’s Collect

I bow before you who has created me. As one with nothing hidden. No desires of my heart, no secret passages. No room in my soul to thee forbidden. Take from me all impoverishing forces With the force of thy mighty hand. Forces which come between thee and me Like a storm upon the land. […]

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Introduction to Mark (90 Day Reading Plan)

So, I know that if you have been keeping up with the 90-day reading plan you are done with Mark. Despite that I do want to give a little bit of background on the Gospel of Mark. Most modern Biblical scholars think that Mark was the first of the Gospels to be written down. In […]

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Pharisees and Sadducees (90 day reading plan)

As we begin to explore the New Testament there  are few groups that come up as many time as the Pharisees and the Sadducees.  Typically they are working in opposition to Jesus and his followers.  Who are these groups and what where they about? First, the Pharisees. They were the largest and most influential Jewish […]

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Matthew 1 (90-day reading plan)

So, if you have started or will start the 90-day New Testament reading you are going to find that Matthew starts with a genealogy. Lets just acknowledge that long genealogies are no ones favorite part of the Bible and by about the 5th begat our eyes are glazing over. Hopefully you made it through. There […]

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Thoughts For January

As we start a new year most of us will be thinking about ways to start the year off on the right foot.  We will be thinking about improving our diets, getting more exercise, better budgeting, and all kinds of other things.  There are probably many things that we can do that would improve our […]

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