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Reverence for Divine Things

This is the second time in recent years I have watched the Lombardi trophy being caressed, fondled, and kissed by the winning team. As I watched this, I thought, “Why is this kind of adoration acceptable to many American Christians, … Continue reading

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Sermon for Epiphany 4 – Matt. 8:23-27

Epiphany answers the question: Who is Jesus? Who is the Son born to Mary? Let’s see what we have learned so far: Epiphany Day showed us that Jesus is a king, and not just any king, but one who is … Continue reading

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Sermon for Trinity 10 – Luke 19:41-48

Jesus came with peace, forgiveness, and healing for the people of God. He did not come to destroy but to save. This was proclaimed by the angels at his birth, as they sang: “Glory to God in the highest, and … Continue reading

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Why We Care

I wrote the following for our church newsletter. Perhaps it may be helpful to others.  Why We Care I can imagine that there are many in the Church, and even outside of the Church, who wonder, “Why do you care?” … Continue reading

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I’m a Terrible Husband, and other Overgeneralizations

At the recommendation of a friend, I have been doing some reading on some common thinking errors and the effects of faulty thinking on one’s mood and behavior. For those who know anything about the world of psychology, this is … Continue reading

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When Sorrow Over Sin Is Lacking

There are three little words that I believe are sorely lacking in the Church today: “I am sorry.” I’m sorry. Please forgive me for __________. I think we have lost the fine art of taking responsibility for our actions, owning them, and … Continue reading

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Five things every congregation should know about their young, new pastor (and why they should be grateful to have him)

Five things you should know about your young, new pastor (And why you should be grateful to have him): He just spent the last four years sitting at the feet of learned theologians and receiving pastoral education. He is now … Continue reading

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