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Christian Doctrine (8)

Although the exam on theology is in the past now (passed it – yay!), I was thinking that now that hip replacement/rehab AND spring semester teaching are ALSO in the past I could turn back to the project of annotating … Continue reading

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Trinity Sunday

[A sermon on the Uniform Series text for June 11, which is also Trinity Sunday in the liturgical year.] The text for the morning is Judges 6:11-18, the beginning of the story of Gideon’s call. Gideon lives in the time … Continue reading

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Fifth Sunday of Easter

[A sermon on Jonah 2, with references to Acts 9, which was actually in the Revised Common Lectionary for last week … ] So Jonah’s prayer comes from a dark place; Jonah is in a dark place – not just … Continue reading

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Does God Lose People the Way People Lose Keys?

Thinking about “being lost” and being “looked for” (as in, car keys): Dallas Willard, in Renovation of the Heart, specifically uses the example of keys in talking about what it means for something or someone to be “lost.” As in, … Continue reading

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Forgiveness

Thinking about forgiveness this morning – why? Because we practiced “Forgive Our Sins as We Forgive” at choir practice on Wednesday? Because of trying to finish The More Beautiful World Our Hearts Know is Possible for book group? For whatever … Continue reading

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Second Sunday of Easter

[A sermon on the Uniform Series texts for April 23, 2017: Romans 5:6-11 & Romans 8:31-39] “God has it in for me.” Who has ever heard someone say that – or maybe even said it ourselves, at least half in … Continue reading

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Easter Sunday

[A sermon on one of the Uniform Series texts for today, Sunday, April 16: John 20:1-10.] The church’s Easter greeting, for centuries, has gone like this: one says “Christ is risen!” – in whatever language – and the other responds … Continue reading

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