April 30, 2013
by Dr. R. Scott
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Kidney. Stone.

No one wakes up and says, “What a great day for a kidney stone!” Or a heart attack. Or a car accident. Or any number of ways life can take a wrong turn without a moment’s notice. But that’s exactly … Continue reading

April 26, 2013
by Dr. R. Scott
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42.

I know the critics have said that it’s not a great movie. That it’s more of a television movie rather than a major film. That it lacks grit and complexity. Fine. But I liked the movie 42 and I think it’s … Continue reading

April 16, 2013
by Dr. R. Scott
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Station 29.

When you walk into a fire station, you are walking into the heart of America. I certainly felt that this morning as I shared the opening invocation for the 100th Anniversary Ceremony of Fire Station 29 in Los Angeles. It … Continue reading

April 15, 2013
by Dr. R. Scott
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Boston.

I ended my sermon yesterday by saying that there are two kinds of people in this world. There’s the kind that tear down and destroy, and there’s the kind that bring people together and build up. It takes years to … Continue reading

April 9, 2013
by Dr. R. Scott
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Texture.

The old categories of Systematic Theology included subjects such as God, Christ, Holy Spirit, Ecclesiology, Eschatology, etc. But what if we created a new systematic theology, with new words and new categories and new language? I tried to do this … Continue reading

April 8, 2013
by Dr. R. Scott
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Mockingbird.

I am not proud of the fact that I had never read the novel by Harper Lee, To Kill a Mockingbird. It was a terrible pothole in my educational journey. There. I’ve said it. But I’ve read it now. Just … Continue reading

April 7, 2013
by Dr. R. Scott
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Lonesome. Valley.

Lonesome Valley by Woody Guthrie You gotta walk that lonesome valley, You gotta walk it by yourself, Nobody here can walk it for you, You gotta walk it by yourself. Some people say that John was a Baptist, Some folks … Continue reading

April 4, 2013
by Dr. R. Scott
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Improvement.

Here’s what I don’t like . . . I don’t like improvement as a pathway to God or happiness or personal fulfillment. I’m made whole by God’s mercy and grace, not by becoming better and better. I don’t like improvement … Continue reading