Monthly Archives: February 2017

Sermon: “The Rocks Are Crying Out” (Rom. 8:18-22; Lk. 19:36-40) [2/26/17]

  Didn’t we have some beautiful weather this week?  Sunlight gleaming, air refreshing, flowers blossoming, thermometer flirting with 80 degrees…in February. There’s been a lot in the news lately about folks who accept the scientific fact of climate change and … Continue reading

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Sinful Policies

I’ve tried to stay positive.  I’ve clung to hope that things wouldn’t get as bad as I’d imagined.  My hope is waning.   Current policies whittling away at my hopefulness:   *removal of federal protections from transgender students   *broadening … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Following Jesus by Loving Our Enemies” (Mt. 5:38-48) [2/19/17]

  Yeah.  So, this is one of those passages we’re supposed to read metaphorically, right?   Jesus didn’t really mean to turn the other cheek when someone strikes us, did he?  He didn’t mean that when someone takes our coat we … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Following Jesus by Building God’s Kindom Together” (I Cor. 3:1-9; Mt. 5:21-24, 37) [2/12/17]

This week, Jeff Stanley posted a picture on Facebook of a fully-functioning Yugo he’d seen on I-75.  Traffic had stopped, and there it was.  He took the picture and posted it.  My response was simply to state the obvious.  “This … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Salty Christians” (Mt. 5:13-20 and Is. 58:1-12) [2/5/17]

When we baptized Devon a minute ago, we promised to love Devon and to help his dads nurture him into the Christian faith until he’s able to claim that faith for his own.  What will that nurture look like?  Yes, … Continue reading

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