NextSunday Worship

Archive for May, 2013

  • June 9, 2013

    Three Cows, the Zero-Sum Game, and the Myth of Scarcity

    Year C - Proper 5 (10) - Third Sunday after Pentecost

    Three Cows.  The old preacher went to visit one of his parishioners who owned a small farm. The farmer had worked hard, but just scraped by to make a living. The preacher was greeted warmly and on the porch was offered a glass of lemonade, a cane-bottom chair, and a conversation. As it always did […]

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  • June 2, 2013

    The God Who Wins For Us

    Year C - Proper 4 - Second Sunday after Pentecost

    Several years ago we spent a season reflecting on the biblical narrative as “story,” and the importance of story to our lives. As a response, we changed the call-and-response for our scripture reading in worship from the traditional: “This is the Word of the Lord. Thanks be to God.” to “You have heard the ancient […]

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  • May 26, 2013

    “You Can't Handle All the Truth!”

    Year C - Trinity Sunday

    I don’t know about you, but as I grow older, I appreciate the churches of my childhood and adolescence even more.Those churches in Burleson, Haltom City, and Austin chose to put up with a lot from me to give so much to me.  I can remember standing in a pew at the First Baptist Church […]

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  • May 19, 2013

    It Just Might Be the Spirit

    Year C—Day of Pentecost

    “I can’t explain the power of prayer, but the older I get, the more I believe in it”, my friend Tom Dunn said during one of our long conversations.  I feel the same way about the Holy Spirit.  I cannot explain the Spirit, but I know that the Spirit is alive and well in our […]

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