Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

From Doubt to Belief

A week later, Jesus’ disciples were again in the house and Thomas was with them. Although the doors were shut, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with you.” Then he said to Thomas, “Put your finger here and see my hands....

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The Gift of Peace

When it was evening on that day, the first day of the week, and the doors of the house where the disciples had met were locked for fear of the Jews, Jesus came and stood among them and said, “Peace be with.” After he said...

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Breakfast is Ready!

Simon Peter said to them, “I’m going fishing.” They said to him: “We will go with you.” They went out and got into the boat, but caught nothing. Just after daybreak, Jesus stood on the beach; but the disciples did not know that it was...

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Walking With a Stranger

In the resurrection account in Luke, the story is told of two followers of Jesus who left Jerusalem the first day of the week following the crucifixion. They were heading for Emmaus. The assumption that most people have is that the two were men, but...

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The Passover Meal

When it was evening, he took his place with the twelve; and while they were eating, he said, “Truly I tell you, one of you will betray me.” And they became greatly distressed and began to say to him one after another, “Surely not I,...

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Anointing at Bethany

While he was at Bethany in the house of Simon the leper, as he sat at the table, a woman came with an alabaster jar of very costly ointment of nard, and she broke open the jar and poured the ointment on his head…. And...

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Poet’s Corner

In 2010 Poet’s Corner was started here at Scarritt-Bennett Center. Since its beginning 60+ poets have participated in the monthly readings, some coming from as far away as California, Pennsylvania and Georgia. Various themes have surfaced: religious and faith based; emotions including love, hate, hurt,...

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I’m Gonna Live

I’m gonna live so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! I’m gonna live so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!   I’m gonna work so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime! I’m gonna work so God can use me anywhere, Lord, anytime!   I’m gonna pray so God...

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Lent, a Season of Renewal

Lent is a holy season of the church year, beginning with Ash Wednesday (March 1) and ending on Easter (April 16). It began in the early church as a time for preparing new converts for baptism on Easter. Today it is seen as a time...

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A Life of Holiness

On Sunday, February 19 the lectionary included verses from Leviticus 19 where Moses was instructed by God to tell the people of Israel: “You shall be holy, for I the Lord your God am holy. I doubt that many of us heard a sermon on...

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