Nathan’s kind of Faith, July 2018

Morsels & Stories: We read through some of the Questions and Answers from Good Goats. Sermon:  Today David gets told not to build a temple for God.  But I think this is actually a story about Nathan. The lessons can be found by clicking here (link). I worked most closely with 2 Samuel 7:1-14a. Listen: 

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Palm Sunday 2018

Morsels & Stories: I talked about what I say during the welcome announcements and why. Sermon: Peter denies Jesus three times before the rooster crows twice.  What can we learn from Peter’s history of getting it wrong? The lessons can be found by clicking here. (link) I worked most closely with Mark 14.1-15.47. Listen: 

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Abraham’s Laughter, Lent 2 2018

Morsels & Stories: I read “The Spy on Noah’s Ark” from The Spy on Noah’s Ark: Bible Stories From the Inside Out     Sermon: Why do you laugh?  Why did Noah?   The lessons for today can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Genesis 17:1–7 15–16.   Listen: 

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Family, Christmas 1 2014

Simeon and Anna meet Jesus in the temple.  It’s a family meeting of sorts. The lessons can be found by clicking here.  I worked most closely with Luke 2:22-40.   (I was using a back up recording system so the audio is not great.  My apologies.) Listen:

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SR: Ambiguity if not Doubt, P20/OT25 22Sept13

Link: Ambiguity if not Doubt, 22 Sept 2013 Summary of what I was saying and why: Any honest preacher should tell you that this is and exceptionally tough passage to understand and even tougher to preach. The more work I did to understand it, the less I did. So this is my attempt to approach […]

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Praying My Future

I started seminary the fall after I graduated college.  I moved across the country and, as it happened, away from a Church situation that was…unhealthy…for me.  It had been difficult for more than a year before I left.  I felt I had little community at my Church; I was not being fed spiritually. I even […]

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SR: Shaky Foundations, Proper 8 YrC 6-30-13

I’m not reviewing last week’s sermons because they are part of a larger whole. I preached half of the week, Mike preached half. I don’t believe that our preaching can be unentangled but only half of it is mine to comment on. Unfinished Thoughts: “Stand Firm” “Almighty God, you have built your Church upon the […]

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SR: Faith, Doubt, and Community

Link:Faith, Doubt, and Community Summary of what I was saying and why: This is always a fun text for me. The perennial question of how unquestioning faith is or should be is one worth revisiting. This year Steve Pankey wrote about what the Greek actually says and I started thinking. There are plenty of people, […]

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