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The Gospel According to Odd Thomas: Better to Go to a House of Mourning 1000 892 Andrew Hicks

The Gospel According to Odd Thomas: Better to Go to a House of Mourning

I begin this post with a quote from Odd Apocalypse: We are buried when we’re born. The world is a place of graves occupied and graves potential. Life is what happens…

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The Gospel According to Odd Thomas: Heroes and Villains, Saints and Sinners 1000 892 Andrew Hicks

The Gospel According to Odd Thomas: Heroes and Villains, Saints and Sinners

With this post we continue to gain theological understanding from Odd places. For this post, I found a quote in the volume that I am currently on that reminded me…

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The Gospel According to Odd Thomas: Granny Sugars’ Prayer 1000 892 Andrew Hicks

The Gospel According to Odd Thomas: Granny Sugars’ Prayer

I am a fan of the series of novels by Dean Koontz called Odd Thomas. At the time of this writing I have not finished the series yet, but am…

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“Mary and Eve”: An Introduction 150 150 Andrew Hicks

“Mary and Eve”: An Introduction

I stumbled across this image a long time ago. At the time, I didn’t know anything about it other than the fact that I liked it. I saved it as…

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Prayers for Wandering 683 1024 Andrew Hicks

Prayers for Wandering

I have been wandering and growing lately. I think it is for my good when all is said and done, but it is painful in the process. God is not…

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Lent 2023 1024 576 Andrew Hicks

Lent 2023

This is the landing page for my 2023 Lenten sermon series. I have never preached the Lenten season before and so I am excited to learn and I anticipate that…

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Ruthlessly And Relentlessly Personal 150 150 Andrew Hicks

Ruthlessly And Relentlessly Personal

We call our Roomba robot vacuum cleaner, “DJ.” [For those of you who are Parks and Recreation fans, yes we named it after Tom Haverford’s Roomba who is affectionally called…

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The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian 780 639 Andrew Hicks

The Lenten Prayer of St. Ephrem the Syrian

Introduction  This beautiful little prayer and accompanying exercise is an important and classic prayer used in Eastern Orthodox observance of the Lenten season. I first discovered it while reading Great Lent:…

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Fasting: An Introduction 150 150 Andrew Hicks

Fasting: An Introduction

It is very sad that the modern Church – mainly of any nondenominational or evangelical variety – has completely forgotten and neglected the spiritual discipline of fasting. There are many…

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A Journey of Re-Enchantment – Part 5 768 1024 Andrew Hicks

A Journey of Re-Enchantment – Part 5

The Hicks family went to their very first Ash Wednesday service today at Calvary Episcopal Church. The priest, ministers, and members were all so welcoming to me and my family.…

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