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February 18, 2018

Dirty Laundry

Dirty Laundry

My text this morning on the first Sunday of Lent is the classic distillation of the gospel found in our reading from 1 Peter. The scripture will occasionally give us a cogent definition of the very center of our faith; we have one this morning.  We read that, “Christ also suffered for sins once for […]

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February 14, 2018

Love Gone Wrong: When Ash Wednesday Falls on Valentine’s Day

Love Gone Wrong: When Ash Wednesday Falls on Valentine's Day

In a beautiful twist of irony, this is the first time since 1945 that Ash Wednesday and Valentine’s Day have coincided. It’s such a bad pairing for a hybrid holiday that it makes you wonder if someone screwed up. The ultimate day of fasting – the day we are reminded that we are sinners and […]

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February 11, 2018

The Main Thing

The Main Thing

In this passage from Mark we see a lot. Jesus who has just told the disciples that he is going to be killed and then rise again from the dead, takes them up a mountain and reveals the glory of God literally coming from inside of him. But then a story that seems to be […]

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February 4, 2018

Race and the Gospel, Pt. 4

Race and the Gospel, Pt. 4

This is part four of our epiphany series on the Gospel and what the Christian message has to say about race. For part one, go here.

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February 4, 2018

The Undistracted God

The Undistracted God

To read the Andrew Sullivan article: http://nymag.com/selectall/2016/09/andrew-sullivan-my-distraction-sickness-and-yours.html Or the Onion article: https://www.theonion.com/researchers-find-decline-in-facebook-use-could-be-direc-1822674919

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January 28, 2018

The Gospel and Race, Pt. 3

The Gospel and Race, Pt. 3

This is part two of our epiphany series on the Gospel and what the Christian message has to say about race. For part one, go here.

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January 28, 2018

Who’s in Charge Here?

Who's in Charge Here?

It ended almost 24 hours ago but my heart is still beating. I honestly re-watched the entire UVA Duke game about three times last night. I watched it a few times while I was finishing up this sermon as you might be able to tell. My heart was still beating with excitement and joy when […]

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January 21, 2018

The Great Invincible Surmise

The Great Invincible Surmise

To read the quote from Tim Kreider’s new book, go here: http://www.mbird.com/2018/01/the-secret-history-of-the-world/ And the grief piece referenced on Mockingbird by Connor Gwin: http://www.mbird.com/2016/06/the-ubiquity-of-grief-and-how-i-tried-to-climb-the-ladder/

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January 21, 2018

The Gospel and Race, Pt. 2

The Gospel and Race, Pt. 2

This is part two of our epiphany series on the Gospel and what the Christian message has to say about race. For part one, go here.

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January 16, 2018

The Institution of Rev. Willis Logan

The Institution of Rev. Willis Logan

Not only is it a real privilege to be the preacher here at St. Mark’s tonight, but it is also a deep down genuine pleasure. And that is because I love Willis Logan and the whole Logan family. And in this part of the great state of Virginia, there are a lot of them to […]

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