Rev. Robin King – A Faith Built On Doubts

We’ve missed the point of the “doubting Thomas” story, just like so most gospel stories. We’ve been taught to “keep the faith”, and in many ways we’re told that while having doubts is a natural and normal side effect of being human, it’s still something we should try our best...

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Rev. Robin King – Living Out Holy Week, in Real Time

Between Palm Sunday and Easter Sunday there is a lot going on! It’s really the only time of the year when we follow a biblical story in “real time”, probably because it’s the most significant time that Jesus spent on Earth, from riding into Jerusalem on a donkey, to Maundy...

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He’s not there, he’s here.

The tomb was empty. The stone was rolled away from the entrance. The linen burial shroud they wrapped him in was still there, but the body of Jesus was gone. Isn’t that just like Jesus. He never seems to stay where we put him. Good thing: if he did, we...

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Is this what you were expecting?

Palm Sunday’s a big deal in most churches. It should be, it’s the beginning of what’s called Holy Week, the week that also includes Maundy Thursday and Good Friday, leading to Easter. It’s pretty much the only time we can chronologically follow Jesus’ story day to day. Sunday, Jesus rides...

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It’s a matter of life and death.

I think that one of the greatest gifts of the Bible is the capacity of the stories it holds to reveal truth far beyond an obvious meaning. Maybe I’ve been reading too many parables lately. Parables aren’t just stories with an obvious point, they’re meant to offer insight into Jesus’...

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Robin King – The Problem with the Prodigal Parable

You’ve heard the story of the prodigal son, about God’s limitless grace and forgiveness, and the importance of repentance. Ok, sure. But there are a few problems with that view of the story, so we’ve got some questions to explore. I’m sure the disciples hearing this parable for the first...

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Is it “like this?”

I love it when Jesus tells a parable. Parables are those little stories that have a message and illustrate a point or a lesson Jesus is teaching. They’re his “it’s like this” stories. At least, that’s the way they seem to appear in the gospels. Jesus tells a story and...

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Robin King – Patience, in action!

If you’ve been patiently waiting for this week’s SWFS Podcast to come out, well here it is, and this week we’re talking about the “act” of patience. Yes, patience in action, because being patient is about so much more than simply waiting.

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