Jesus

When God Pledged Allegiance?

Pastoral Prayer: Lord God, we often mistake our need for people to follow us or do things our way as confirmation that you are on our side. Like the disciples, we often think we have a monopoly. Today we will, as we do each week, remind ourselves that the Continue reading

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Did You Know You Were Full?

Following the Lectionary means that sometimes you must include or reference passages that are not part of the given readings. It points to the value of the habit of reading around the Text under consideration. … Continue reading

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Why Can’t We Be Friends? We Are!

Who listens to sermons? My young friends at Crackers & Grape Juice tell me that younger people listen to podcasts, and may read sermons, at a much higher clip than, well, people my age. Jason does call me an old man. The research they point to actually indicates … Continue reading

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If Your Pastor Did Not Preach On . . .

Have you felt the shame? Facebook and Twitter posts aplenty called out to churchgoers they should find another church if the pastor did not preach on the issue of immigration on Father’s Day a couple of weeks ago.… Continue reading

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Left-Hand Power – Indiscriminate and Invasive Love

It was the mute button. I am sure of it. We thought it was unmuted. Alas, there was not recording. … Continue reading

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