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GOD and Power

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GOD and Power

Signs are how we see who GOD is, that GOD comes through these people and is revealed to be a protector and a healer and liberator of the people. The widow and a gospel of transformation Proper 5C  |  Luke 7:11-17 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

Upsetting the Apple Cart

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Upsetting the Apple Cart

For this transgression roots down to the very foundation of how we understand faith. How Jesus keeps widening the circle Proper 4C  |  Luke 7:1-10 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

So Let Me Get This Straight

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So Let Me Get This Straight

These first Followers of the Way kept telling the story. They seemed to know that the story was important. That the story was what they were to share. Story, Trinity, and living our theology Trinity Sunday  |  John 16: 12-15 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

To Widen the Circle

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Pentecost, with its loud, violent wind, its flaming tongues, and its utter chaos of voices which resound into a symphony of unity in diversity, is about GOD so utterly changing the game we still aren’t sure how to play it.  The Spirit reveals and reconciles Pentecost  |  Acts 2:1-21 The full text and audio may be […]

From Brutality to Peace: Transformed By Love

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From Brutality to Peace: Transformed By Love

Jesus reveals the evilest character of the world is its brutality. That true peace cannot come through fighting but through the triumph of good: the peace of Christ. GOD revealed in Acts, culture, and mothers Easter 7C |  Acts 16:16-34 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

God’s Greatest Gifts

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GOD's Greatest Gifts

This is the life Jesus talks about, the life GOD reveals, the life the Holy Spirit inspires us to live. A life of a revealed GOD and the presence of Shalom. A life of hope and opportunity to serve and be served; to love and be loved. A life of true living. How Jesus reveals […]

New Love For a Change

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New Love For a Change

It is in this moment, in the revealing of betrayal, which Jesus tells them to love. To love each other. This is how GOD loves: that GOD is willing to change the script and the very definition of love. A GOD of new things calls us to a new love Easter 5C |  John 13:31-35 The […]

Clearly Jesus

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Clearly Jesus

From day one, we have struggled to name Jesus.  Name the Messiah. Name what he came to do. Name his substance. Name his mission. How “the real Jesus” is never really Jesus Easter 4C | John 10:22-30 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

Swimming Naked

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Swimming Naked

So we don’t know what was going on in Peter’s thick skull. But here’s a thought. He needed to get to Jesus. Peter is always trying to get back to Jesus. The Call to Discipleship and Peter’s Redemption Easter 3C |  John 21:1-19 The full text and audio may be downloaded above.

The Scars of Jesus

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The Scars of Jesus

Jesus comes in peace, not cured, not perfect, not totally destroyed, not undead, zombied, but alive, with the scars to show the kind of death he suffered. He arrives to the disciples, who are scared, confused, alone, and he brings them peace. Thomas and the Challenge of Fear Easter 2C |  John 20:19-31 The full […]