Category Archive: Reflections

The ‘Call to Prayer’ for Lent

A Reflection on the Call to Prayer for Lent: At our last Leadership Council meeting we began with the question: ‘Where do you see the Spirit’s movement within and among us at Christ the Redeemer?’  It is a question we return to often. For me, the answer was dramatically clear: within the growth of our …

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A Reflection for This Day

A Reflection for This Day By The Rev. Dr. Brian G. Campbell “The LORD will reign forever, your God, O Zion, to all generations. Praise the LORD!” Psalm 146:1-10 It is finally over! We have just lived through one of the most horrendous election cycles of our history, one which offered two of the most …

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Embrace the “Birth Pangs”

A Reflection on the Daily Office Readings The Rev. Dr. Brian Campbell Wednesday, September 7, 2016 “(Paul and Barnabas) returned to Lystra and to Iconium and to Antioch, strengthening the souls of the disciples, encouraging them to continue in the faith, and saying that through many tribulations we must enter the kingdom of God.“ (Acts …

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Betrayal or Communion

The compilers of the lectionary for the Daily Office love Psalm 37!  It occurs no less than eight times within the liturgical year, and always on a Thursday (set for both the morning and the evening office).  Truth be told, the selections from the psalter are set in a seven week repeating pattern (thus, every …

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His exaltation enables and assures our exaltation.

But we see him who for a little while was made lower than the angels, namely Jesus, crowned with glory and honor… Hebrews 2: 9 Today is Ascension Day, the day when we are asked to reflect on and celebrate the exaltation of Jesus to the right hand of God.  In other words, we are asked to …

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The life-giving desires of Jesus

A Reflection from Thursday Daily Office. I have earnestly desired to eat this Passover with you before I suffer. Luke 22:15  Father, I desire that they also, whom you have given me, may be with me where I am, to see my glory that you have given me because you loved me before the foundation of …

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To live and lead without fear of shame!

Let not those who hope in you be put to shame through me, O Lord God of hosts. Let not those who seek you be brought to dishonor through me, O God of Israel. Psalm 69:6 A bishop I much respected once told me he had this verse made into a plaque and placed it …

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The Surprising ‘Reign’ of God!

For if, because of one man’s trespass, death reigned through the one man, much more will those who receive the abundance of grace and the free gift of righteousness reign in life through the one man Jesus Christ. Romans 5:17 Paul’s Epistle to the Church in Rome is without doubt his greatest and most profound work …

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Have you heard His voice today?

Truly, truly, I say to you, an hour is coming, and is now here, when the dead will hear the voice of the Son of God, and those who hear will live. John 5:25 There are days when I pray the Daily Office where a single word or phrase jumps off the page and captures my …

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The Faithfulness of God!

Wait for the LORD and keep his way, and he will exalt you to inherit the land; you will look on when the wicked are cut off. Psalm 37:34 I was struck this morning by the emphasis the Book of Deuteronomy gives to the faithfulness of God. Moses cries out to the people of Israel: Know …

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