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March 26, 2017

The Crucifixion: Class 4

The Crucifixion: Class 4

Here’s the video of Toonces the Cat, on SNL.  And here’s the video of Paul Zahl, in his Mockingbird talk, “How Low Can You Go?”   

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March 26, 2017

The Driven Out Fact

The Driven Out Fact

I cut the assigned gospel reading short this morning, because your knees would buckle and your head would spin if you were made to stand through the whole thing. But I’ll use the whole story throughout the sermon because it is too good to miss any part of it. There is a quote from the […]

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March 19, 2017

The Crucifixion: Class 3

The Crucifixion: Class 3

Here’s the third installment of our Lenten Adult Ed series on Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion. This talk is focused on the justice of the Cross.    

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March 19, 2017

The Cocktail Party

The Cocktail Party

This is the hardest sermon I have ever had to write and I can’t explain why. I feel like it is so close to my heart that I have no words to express my experiences with God through Jesus Christ. When I hear the words of this Romans text, “At the right time, Christ died […]

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March 12, 2017

The Crucifixion: Class 2

The Crucifixion: Class 2

Here’s the Stuart Smalley clip. Here’s more on the Isenheim Altarpiece. And here’s the Amistad clip:

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March 12, 2017

The Beauty of a Bad Idea

The Beauty of a Bad Idea

To re-watch the “Bad Idea Jeans” clip from SNL, go here. To read the LA Times article Dave referenced on adopting terminally ill children, go here. To read more on faith being “patience with God,” go here.

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March 5, 2017

The Crucifixion: Class 1

The Crucifixion: Class 1

Here is the first of a six-part adult ed series on Fleming Rutledge’s The Crucifixion.

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March 5, 2017

Considering the Great Weight

Considering the Great Weight

I’ll begin with a humorous anecdote, because even though this is the beginning of Lent and this sermon is a sermon heavy on sin doesn’t mean that we can’t find some humor in the whole situation. And don’t worry – a sermon heavy on sin is also a sermon commensurately heavy on grace. My friend […]

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March 1, 2017

The Immortality Bus

The Immortality Bus

There was a dark horse in this year’s presidential campaign that you missed. And what a shame! This gentleman really promised to turn things around, in ways no one else was talking about. And I know several of us really liked the idea of bringing in a Washington “outsider,” someone who wasn’t going to go […]

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February 26, 2017

Surrounded

Surrounded

The Transfiguration is a very weird story. If you don’t understand what’s going on, you are not alone. Frederick Buechner called it, ”as strange a scene as there is in the Gospels.” What mountain are they on? Why does Christ have light coming from his face? What are Moses, Elijah and Jesus talking about? What’s […]

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