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Daniel Meeter

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I Perceive I Am a Prophet!

For my sermon for the First Sunday of Advent I used an image that I got from my summer mornings at the lake. I wake up before dawn, make my coffee, and go down to my little prayer-deck at the…
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You’re My Dominee

Early on an August morning, I left our cottage in the dark to go see Peter. I drove up past Mountain Grove to get on Highway 7 (here the Trans-Canada) for the three-hour drive. Through Kaladar, Madoc, and Marmora, the…
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Me and the Jews

Just a couple weeks ago, on the evening of Yom Kippur, I took my usual seat at the Synagogue. I haven’t missed the Kol Nidre service in eighteen years. I’m expected there, as the pastor of Old First Church—not least…
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Common Grace and Global Disaster

by Daniel Meeter In the second congregation I pastored, one in Ontario, there was a thermostat on the wall of the hallway that led to the sanctuary. That hallway was where the consistory lined up, Dutch style, before we marched…
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Climate March

by Daniel Meeter As you read this, the Lord willing, I am on a bus to Washington, D.C. for the People’s Climate March. I feel awkward when I do this kind of thing. The other people on the bus made…
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Our Lord’s Body

by Daniel Meeter We can be pretty sure that the Lord Jesus, in the thirty-three years of his life on the landscape, possessed a body that was no different than any of ours. He was not immortal. He was not…
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Of Election and the Mets

by Daniel Meeter I seen two no-hitters in my life. I go to like maybe two games a year, and I never seen a grand slam, but I seen two no-hitters. I seen Dwight Gooden’s no-hitter that he pitched as…
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I’ll Not Be a Stranger

James Bratt is away today. We welcome guest-blogger Daniel Meeter. Thank you. I always go to worship at my local synagogue on Yom Kippur. And I’m not just as an observer—I go there as an active worshiper. I go there…