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Clue 1: Creation Care

John Petersen, Creation Care Mystery Clue #1

  After God created man (male and female) in his own image … “God blessed them and said to them, “Be fruitful and increase in number; fill the earth and subdue it.  Rule over the fish of the sea and the birds of … Continue reading

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Do you like a Mystery?

John Petersen

Do you like a mystery?  The next 2 or 3 posts will contain photos with the theme of “CREATION CARE”.  Consider the photos and determine their source and their connection to mother earth, St. Francis, and the Good Book.   … Continue reading

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Humble Servanthood: Jesus Washing the Disciples’ Feet

After his ‘triumphal entry’ to Jerusalem seated on a donkey’s colt Jesus predicts his death. “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified.  I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the … Continue reading

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The Burial of Jesus

This photo was taken from DomKirken (the Dome Church) in Copenhagen, Denmark. The following passage is taken from The Narrated Bible, a Bible arranged in chronological order. The Burial of Jesus Even in Jesus’ burial a remarkable story unfolds involving … Continue reading

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The Sanctuary of Worship

This photo was taken in old town Mazatlan, Mexico One of my favorite things to do when in other countries is to visit their churches.  They come in many sizes and shapes.  Some are rather simple and non assuming, while … Continue reading

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The Way of Suffering

Photo was taken in the Grotto, a Catholic retreat and garden near Portland, Oregon. “See, my servant will act wisely; he will be raised and lifted up and highly exalted. Just as there were many who were appalled at him … Continue reading

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Keeping Watch

“STAY  HERE  AND  KEEP  WATCH  WITH  ME.” Jesus’ agony in the garden of Gethsemane “Jesus went with his disciples to a place called Gethsemane, and he said to them, “Sit here while I go over there and pray.”  He took … Continue reading

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Spirituality of Place

In Chasing Francis, Ion Cron  explains that a ‘pilgrimage’ is a “way of praying with your feet.”  One generally goes on a pilgrimage “if you feel there is something missing inside your soul, and the way to find it is to go … Continue reading

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Rebirth; A new creation

“Get thee behind me, Satin.” Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit. (John 3: 6) Continue to work out … your own salvation with reverence and awe and trembling … for it is God who … Continue reading

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When Helping Hurts pt3 “The Mission of Israel and Now the Church”

As I read Corbett’s and Fikkert’s book I am continually humbled. I feel that I have failed my Savior in one of his primary missions. Jesus’s mission was to preach the good news of the kingdom in word and deed. … Continue reading

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