Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sermon (4 of 4): Hope for the World (September 23, 2012)

         Judah had been through it.  They’d been conquered, uprooted from their beloved “promised land” and taken into exile.  After a few decades—and after their conquerors were conquered by someone else– they were allowed to return home to Jerusalem.           In … Continue reading

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International Peace Day (9/21/12)

Today is International Peace Day…a designation assigned by the UN.  This year’s theme for Peace Day is sustainability.  Makes sense.  Many of the world’s armed conflicts are rooted in scarcity of resources (or unjust distribution of them). In his book … Continue reading

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MRS. Messiah?

So…a Harvard professor (Karen King) has discovered an ancient text where Jesus mentions “his wife.” What do you think?  Would it shake your faith to think that Jesus was married?  As a married person, it would actually strengthen my faith … Continue reading

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Day 1 Taping (for broadcast 10/28)

Taped the Day 1 sermon on Friday.  I so love that process!  Peter Wallace is such a likable guy…and is so good at what he does.  As is Donald, the sound guy. Here’s how it went… When I got there, … Continue reading

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Monty’s Music

Today’s sermon ended with Monty Wyne singing and playing “Blue Skies.”  Monty’s been a member of Pilgrimage for, what?  20 years, maybe?  A long time, anyway.  I only learned a couple of years that he’s a jazz pianist.  After a … Continue reading

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Sermon (3 of 4): “Blue Skies” (September 16, 2012)

I never saw a sunset until I moved to Oklahoma.  I grew up in north Florida.  North Florida is a beautiful place—lots of trees…and lakes…and The Swamp.  But, because you can’t see the horizon—all those trees get in the way—you … Continue reading

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Sermon for Day 1: Writing

Whew!  I just finished the sermon I’ll be taping for Day 1 on Friday.  It’s been a few years since I taped a Day 1 sermon.  I forgot how nerve-wracking the process can be! Don’t get me wrong.  I LOVE … Continue reading

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