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The sermon for Sunday February 8th, 2015 comes from a difficult text: Genesis 19:1-11. But even difficult texts have something to say to us about our relationship with God, and we should listen carefully as we read them. This passage … Continue reading

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Does Love Conquer All?

Sermon from February 1st, 2015. Text for this sermon was 1 Corinthians 8:1-13. Does Love Conquer All? Love conquers all. It is one of the least controversial statements of Christian theology. It is so universally agreeable that Walmart sells framed … Continue reading

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Doodling in God’s Presence

Sermon from January 18th, 2015. Text for this week’s sermon comes from Exodus 35:30-36:7. Doodling in God’s Presence Bezalel was a doodler. He carved doodles on the trees while he was out tending sheep, and he doodled when it was … Continue reading

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Dunked

Sermon from January 11th, 2015, Baptism of Our Lord Sunday. Text for the sermon was Mark 1:4-11. Dunked Anyone who goes to seminary is bound to run into a few surprises. One of the surprises that I ran into in … Continue reading

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Finding the Magi in Us

Happy New Year Everyone! Finding the Magi In Us My dad has this odd tendency to drive home a different route from the way he came. When I was a kid, if we went by the post office on the … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve

Would we know him if we saw him? I still don’t know. But I do know that if we look for him we will find him. Continue reading

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Chairs to Make

Our passage for this Sunday is Matthew 1:18-25, the angel’s annunciation to Joseph. And the sermon makes reference to an old Carol, called the Cherry Tree Carol. Here is a good version of the carol: Chairs to Make A pregnant … Continue reading

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Mary the God-Bearer

Sermon from December 14th, 2014. The Text for this week’s sermon is Luke 1:46-55, Mary’s Magnificat. Mary the God-Bearer             There is an ancient title for Mary that perhaps holds more truth than any of her others. In antiquity she … Continue reading

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A Song of Peace

Today’s sermon tells the story of the song: “I Heard the Bells on Christmas Day,” which was based on Henry Wadsworth Longfellow’s poem “Christmas Bells.” If you’d like to hear the song while you read the sermon, or just listen … Continue reading

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A Dirge with Rose-Colored Glasses

Sermon for the first Sunday in Advent, November 30th, 2014. Text for this sermon was Isaiah 64:1-9. Also take a look at Habbakuk 3:16-19. A Dirge With Rose-Colored Glasses             On certain ranches, if say you’re sipping lemonade and watching … Continue reading

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