Happy Andermas Ye Bonnie Kirk!

We interrupt this newly launched Advent devotional blog to mark one of the great festival days on the Christian calendar, the first of several we will celebrate together in the coming weeks.  November 30th is the Feast Day of Saint Andrew, Apostle and Patron Saint of Scotland.  Interestingly, he is

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Trunk or Treat 2020 A Success!

Many thanks to all the volunteers and candy preparers for this very successful Halloween celebration at ECOT!  Nearly 30 children ages birth to 18 years dressed as super hero, princesses, ghosts and ghouls, pirates, dragons, and more visited our first annual Trunk or Treat! What a lovely opportunity it was

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May 31: Whit-the-Heck?

Fun with history!  Boy can those British forebears complicate the $#%@ out of such a simple Christian festival!  A blessed and happy Pentecost to all, the Christian festival of the Holy Spirit lighting upon those original disciples (plus one) to unleash nascent Christian faith from Jerusalem’s center to the entire

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May 30: Coming Attractions

Tomorrow culminates the Great Fifty Days of Easter, or Eastertide as I have called this very special time in the annual life of a liturgical Christian church.  To luxuriate in the light from the Empty Tomb.  To see Jesus astonish, rehabilitate, challenge, reveal, confirm and open.  To watch those cowering

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May 29: Adieu, Egeria!

It’s sadly, finally time to bid my 4th century Spanish nun/adventure traveler/pilgrim Egeria a fond, bittersweet farewell.  It seems only right to hear her one more time now, as the recovered portion of her travel journal abruptly terminates just after her riveting narration of Pentecost in Jerusalem.  Egeria herself, much

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May 28: More Stump, More Chump!

Newbie from Cordie writes, “Dear Chump, you have provided questions or thoughts to ponder which have been great. Could you dig deeper into Christian meditations and ask readers to share what they receive from it? It might be kind of neat to hear what God is saying to your flock?”

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May 27: Stump the Ordained Chump Returns!

It’s time for your questions dear readers!  Can you stump the ordained chump?! East Vail Doctor writes, “Dear Chump, Can you explain the Gospel of John’s term ‘glorification?’” Dear Doc, The word Glory or its derivations appear some 300 times in the Bible, over 22 references in John’s Gospel alone. 

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