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Archive for April, 2015

  • May 24, 2015

    “Gathered, Scattered”

    Year B – Day of Pentecost

    You probably have heard someone say, “I don’t need to go to church; I really experience God’s presence out when I’m out in nature.” I assume you don’t say this very often, because here you are in church in late May. Not too long ago, I was talking to a church member about this, coming […]

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  • May 17, 2015

    “Sanctified in Truth”

    Year B – Seventh Sunday of Easter

    We go to church so we can avoid God. To avoid God? Does that sound right? Surely, we go to church to be with God. In 1966, Clyde Reid wrote a book called The God Evaders, talking about church people like us! He said, “We structure our churches and maintain them so as to shield […]

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  • May 10, 2015

    “Commanding Love”

    Year B – Sixth Sunday of Easter

    I was thinking about our text from John 15 and Mother’s Day, of course thinking of my own dear mom and all the ways I’ve disappointed her. And I realized a deep similarity between my mom and Jesus. Before my family would go anywhere, my mom would sit my sister and me down to talk. […]

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  • May 3, 2015

    “Abiding in Christ”

    Year B – Fifth Sunday of Easter

    If someone asked you to sum up your life in a picture, what would that picture be? A Christian retreat leader in North Carolina asked people this question when they sign up for a retreat and asks that everyone actually bring that picture with them. It’s apparently a good way to get strangers talking and […]

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  • April 26, 2015

    Why Do You Do What You Do?

    Year B - Fourth Sunday of Easter

    It happens to me all the time, and I hate it! I am sitting at home surfing through the channels, and there is that movie that I have wanted to see! It is on! There’s just one problem. It started 20 minutes ago! I have no idea who these people are—I mean in the movie. […]

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