Monthly Archives: April 2015

Do We, the Easter People of God, Accept the Pruner’s Knife?

A Reflection on the Gospel for May 3, 2015, The Fifth Sunday of Easter by David Somerville+ Distinguished preacher, Dr. Fred Craddock, author of Preaching Through the Christian Year,  makes a telling observation about the Church.  Is his observation compatible … Continue reading

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Our Theology of the Good Shepherd: Schmaltz or Substance?

A Reflection on the Gospel for April 26, 2015, The Fourth Sunday of Easter by David Somerville Best known for his authorship of The Varieties of Religious Experience, early 20th century psychologist and philosopher, William James,  held the conviction that … Continue reading

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Can it be True that Perfection is the Child of Mistakes?

A Reflection on John 20:19-31 The Gospel for  April 12, 2015 The Second Sunday of Easter by David Somerville Early twentieth century president of Union Theological seminary in New York, Henry Sloane Coffin, once observed that “The indisputable Easter fact … Continue reading

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