Tag: God

Wednesday Morning Awesomeness from @WilGafney

  From time to time, I will highlight individual tweets for adulation or censure. This post signifies the former. Thank you, Dr. Gafney.  


SERMON from 5-5-13: “Those Who Love Me…” (VIDEO)

This is my first attempt to record and share a sermon on YouTube. It will not be the last.

I appreciate your patience as I tweak the sermon podcast to make it more visually and audibly appealing.



Video From the Pastor’s Office #21 – “Chuck Norris’ Puny God”

I compare Chuck Norris to a dainty butterfly in this episode. Let's see if I survive.

Here's a link to the article I reference in the video:



SERMON from Easter Sunday 2013: Last Words From The Road to Emmaus

Luke 24.13-23 (CEB) On that same day, two disciples were traveling to a village called Emmaus, about seven miles from Jerusalem. They were talking to each other about everything that had happened. While they were discussing these things, Jesus himself arrived and joined them on their journey. They were prevented from recognizing him. He said

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SERMON from 1-13-13: “A Fresh Start: Fitting In”

1 Corinthians 12.12.31 Christ is just like the human body—a body is a unit and has many parts; and all the parts of the body are one body, even though there are many. We were all baptized by one Spirit into one body, whether Jew or Greek, or slave or free, and we all were

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SERMON from 1-6-13: “A Fresh Start: Taking God With You”

John 8.1-11 (CEB) 8And Jesus went to the Mount of Olives. 2Early in the morning he returned to the temple. All the people gathered around him, and he sat down and taught them. 3The legal experts and Pharisees brought a woman caught in adultery. Placing her in the center of the group, 4they said to

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When I Step Into That Voting Booth…

  I think about all that has led up to that moment. The wars that were fought. The freedom I enjoy. The soldiers who died. The rights that were denied. The rights that were won. The hate that was overcome. The prejudices that were toppled. The barriers that still stand in the way. Those who

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Before Bed, My Daughter and I Always Recite Metallica Lyrics

I get night away, and my mind can only go back to my kids… I listening to music in my car, and Metallica’s “Enter Sandman” comes up on shuffle. I haven’t heard this song in years. So, I am transported back to the first time I began to bang my head in opposition to the

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“If we continue to reject one another…”

The above pictured book is Sharing Sacred Space by Benoit Standaert.  I am reading it as part of a class on interreligious encounter.  It’s mainly about how important dialogue between different religious traditions is.  Many believe this practice is dangerous.  Put another way, Standaert says: If we continue to reject one another, we have to admit

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Sermon Excerpt from 3-25-12: God of Wrath

I am going to post my whole message from today later, but I thought I would share this piece. It’s the “highlight reel.” Here it is: I realized something this week. In fact, it was yesterday, when I was finishing this message. I have always felt like I had to temper my advocacy of God’s

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