The Front Page

Welcome to the Front Page, the digital cover of the Wayne Press.  Here we will share with you things that can't be captured in our newsletter--videos, music, color photographs--as well as articles that reflect on faith and life.  

 

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Lent 3.25

Nadia Bolz-Weber is a super sassy and faithful pastor at a church somewhat like Broad Street Ministries.  She preached this sermon last week on the Woman at the Well.  In it she says, "Sometimes being seen is painful, even if it's what we want more than anything else in the world." When we seek repentance, we are allowing ourselves to be seen by God.  We are seen fully and completely.  We are vulnerable and laid bare.  And we trust that when we show... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Saturday, March 25, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.24

Yom Kippur is the Jewish day of atonement, and probably the most holy of days for our Jewish brothers and sisters.  It is about repentance and turning back to God, being honest about the ways you've fallen short and praying that God forgives you.  Walter Brueggemann wrote this prayer called, "Yom Kippur" and it seemed like a good fit for today. On this day our Christian thoughts are turned      to Jewish possibilities of forgiveness and reconciliation.... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Friday, March 24, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.23

Sometimes we need a little levity in this season of Lent.  So it is in that spirit that I share this picture with you.  It's a take on the common call of Lent, "sinners, repent!"   It's silly, I know.  And yet, there is something wonderful about joy even in the midst of a season of repentance, a season when we often dwell in our sinfulness.  We are people who know how the story ends.  We are people who know that we don't stay in the ash... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Thursday, March 23, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.22

Psalm 51 offers our prayer that God would create in us a clean spirit and turn us again towards God's will and God's ways.  Nan Merrill, using lovely and poetic language, rewites Psalm 51 for us below.  Her words evoke a sense of peace and calm in me...and I hope in you as well. Psalm 51 Have mercy on me, O Gracious One, according to your steadfast love; According to your abundant kindness forgive me where my thoughts and deeds have hurt others. Lead me in the paths of... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Wednesday, March 22, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.21

Shauna Niequist is a Christian author and blogger.  In her book,  Present over Perfect,  she says this: "Years ago, a wise friend told me that no one ever changes until the pain level gets high enough.  That seems entirely true.  The inciting incident for life change is almost always heartbreak- something becomes broken beyond repair, too heave to carry; in the words of the recovery movement, unmanageable." If repentance is about change, or at least about... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Tuesday, March 21, 2017 | 0 comments
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Lent 3.20

During the season of Lent we talk a lot about repentance.  Not simply about our sinfulness and the ways we need to seek forgiveness from God, but about the ways that we turn back from God.  Repentance is a re-orientation, a process or moment in which we turn back to God and seek wholeness that only God can give.  This week we'll explore repentance.   Here is a poem entitled, "The Road to Damascus: 6," by Tania Runyan I have sinned, I said. I want eternal... Read More
Posted by Laurie Weicher at Monday, March 20, 2017 | 0 comments
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