SR In Which Paul is Wiser, Easter 6 2014

Link: In Which Paul is Wiser, Easter 6 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I love this story. Paul in Athens at the altar to an unknown God. Early last week, I was talking about some troubling part of theology and how I resolved it for myself with Genesis 1. All things […]

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In Which Paul is Wiser, Easter 6 2014

Family jokes, a Christmas Party in Lent, and Paul in Athens….   The lessons can be found by clicking here. I worked most closely with Acts 17:22-31.     Listen:

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SR: God’s Inn, Easter 5 2014

Link: God’s Inn, Easter 5, 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I got entranced early in the week with the idea of God being the connection between each of our vast creative possibilities. But I couldn’t figure out how to preach it. Then I remembered the story I mention. And sermon. Theology: […]

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God’s Inn, Easter 5 2014

God, out of grace and hospitality, has a room prepared for you. The book I reference is part of Ilona Andrews’ Inkeeper Chronicles.  You can learn more here.   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with John 14:1-14. Listen:

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SR Shepherds, Baptism, and Abundance Easter 4 2014

Link: Shepherds, Baptism, and Abundance, Easter 4 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: Good Shepherd with a bad death coming up. Acts and Baptism. Holding all things in common and stewardship. Abundant life that risks and loses everything. Theology: stewardship Jesus Count: low Good News: We are called to abundant life where […]

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Shepherds, Baptism, and Abundance Easter 4 2014

A Good Shepherd (with a bad death) and a baptism which binds us to all  of it.  That we may have life abundantly. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked with John 10:1-10 and Acts 2:42-47.   Listen:

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We Make Our Song

I sat at the deathbeds of three Churches. That was the ministry I was called to. It was not the ministry I expected. It was not, in the way that death never is, the ministry I wanted. I could see all the ways the story ended differently. More money, more people, more energy. Some of […]

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SR: Amid the Crumbs, Easter 3 2014

Link: Amid the Crumbs, Easter 3 2014 Summary of what I was saying and why: I was not supposed to preach this week. But due to email and schedule mishaps I did. There were two bits of the Gospel that had grabbed me. When Jesus asks the disciples what thugs had happened and the brokenness […]

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Amid the Crumbs, Easter 3 2014

They recognized him in the breaking of the bread…   The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 24:13-35. Listen:

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