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Sermons

  • September 27, 2015

    “Syllabus Shock”

    Lectionary Year B – Eighteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    During college and seminary I experienced many times a phenomenon I have quickly named “syllabus shock.” It goes a little something like this: It’s the first day of class and you start out excited. It’s going to be a great semester full of fun and learning. And then your professor plops a thick, dissertation size […]

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  • September 20, 2015

    “All Lives Matter” (#Allivesmatter)

    Lectionary Year B – Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost.

    He wasn’t supposed to be able to hear us. He had gone on ahead and we let him, anxious for a break; for a chance to process the events of the day. The group had split up. Peter, James, and John went with Jesus up a mountain and apparently something pretty amazing happened. I wish […]

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  • September 13, 2015

    “Who’s On First?”

    Year B – 16th Sunday after Pentecost

    I love baseball and I love wordplay. So when I discovered Abbott and Costello’s radio skit, “Who’s on First” I laughed hysterically. I suggest giving the congregation a preview of the skit. You could have someone do it with you or play a clip of it (audio or video). Video Clip: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=airT-m9LcoY Script: Abbott: Strange […]

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  • September 6, 2015

    “A Look in the Mirror”

    Year B - 15th Sunday after Pentecost

    I don’t really like looking in the mirror. I tend to be pretty critical about what I see when I gaze too long in the glass. I find I tend to spend an adequate amount of time in the mornings in front of the mirror—getting ready to leave the privacy of my house and expose […]

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  • August 30, 2015

    “Always Wash Your Heart Before Eating!”

    Year B - Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    THE INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON SERIES – “Bread of Heaven, Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, some media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were […]

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  • August 23, 2015

    “Second Helpings of Spiritual Meat & Potatoes!”

    Year B – Thirteenth Sunday after Pentecost

    INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON SERIES – “Bread of Heaven, Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, some media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were likely […]

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  • August 16, 2015

    “What’s Cookin’ in the Creator’s Kitchen?”

    Year B – Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost

    INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON SERIES – “Bread of Heaven, Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, some media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were likely […]

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  • August 9, 2015

    “Bread Versus Belief”

    Year B – Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost.

    INTRODUCTION TO THE SERMON SERIES – “Bread of Heaven, Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were likely to […]

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  • August 2, 2015

    “Spiritual Junk Food or the Bread of Heaven?”

    Year B - Tenth Sunday after Pentecost

    An Introduction to the sermon series: “Bread of Heaven Feed Me!” When Jesus fed 5,000 people, it stirred much popular interest. Even in our day, such a feat would likely generate conversation, media coverage and considerable attention. Since this miracle heightened public awareness of Jesus and since those hearing and watching Jesus were likely to […]

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  • July 26, 2015

    “When Needs Overwhelm Resources”

    Year B – Ninth Sunday after Pentecost

    This past spring marked the fifth anniversary of the Deep Horizon oil spill in the Gulf of Mexico. According to various reports, the disaster was not a serious as first thought or far worse than we could have imagined at the time. I suppose it depends on which publication you are reading. According to ScienceNews […]

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