This is part one in a four-part special Easter weekend series.
Have you ever heard of the madman who on a bright morning lighted a lantern and ran to the market-place calling out unceasingly: ‘I seek God! I seek God!’ As there were many people standing about who did not believe in God, he caused a great deal of amusement.
Originally preached July 19, 2008, at the Almaty English Adventist Church in Almaty, Kazakhstan.
There is a story in Acts 17. While sharing the good news of God’s Kingdom in distant reaches, Paul experiences many trials: Hunger, beatings, the elements of cold and heat, mockery, misunderstanding. But his reception in one city is most unusual.
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“Draw that plant over there.” That was the assignment, given years ago in a bi-weekly lab time where we applied what we’d been learning about drawing in class. The other college students and I got situated and started. It was to be a big drawing of a big plant. There wasn’t time enough to finish it in one lab session. It could take several sessions. No problem. No one would move the plant, the professor promised.
The Rev. Dr. George Cairns works closely with the foremost Celtic group in the world, the Iona Community in Scotland that is a dispersed Christian ecumenical community working for peace and social justice, rebuilding of community and the renewal of worship.