Tag Archives: Jesus

Unbalance Your Life

One evening, not too terribly long ago – relatively speaking, there were two sisters who were preparing for a very special dinner guest.  He was a powerful teacher, someone who radiated wisdom, and love.  They each prepared for this special … Continue reading

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True Lies – An April Fool’s Day Easter Sermon

Before the sermon we explored the Gospel of Mark’s telling of the empty tomb, and the idea that the truth of a story isn’t as important as the truth in a story. Then, we read Wendell Berry’s Manifesto: Mad Farmer’s … Continue reading

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Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sermon 2017

Reading – from Louise Erdrich’s The Painted Desert   Sermon – Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sunday 2017 Perhaps it is predictable that my favorite part of the Jesus story is the moment that many orthodox preachers would call his … Continue reading

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When God Had a Body

Text: The Education of God – The Incarnation by David Bumbaugh Sermon “When God Had a Body,” December 11, 2016 New Testament scholar and sometimes-skeptic Bart Ehrman tells the story of one special person who lived about 2000 years ago. … Continue reading

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The Light of Morning – Easter Sermon 2016

Here is the audio podcast of this sermon. Poetry: Maya Angelou’s On the Pulse of Morning (from the line “Lift Up Your Faces, you have a piercing need…”)  Reading: Luke 24 from the Message Bible  Imagine it with me, this … Continue reading

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Where Life Is – Easter Sermon, 2015

One more touch, one more real moment with him, or at least, with his body.  One more look at his face, his hair, his skin.  It would barely be him anymore, but it didn’t matter.  Three days had passed since he … Continue reading

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Before the Alleluia – Palm Sunday Sermon 2015

A sermon offered for Palm Sunday, 2015 Reading from Desmond Tutu, “Liberation is Costly” A week ago, the tree in my front yard was completely bare, as if it was dead. It was just as our guest minister, the Rev. … Continue reading

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