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March 19, 2017

The Crucifixion: Class 3

The Crucifixion: Class 3

This class was given as an adult education/confirmation course in the Spring 2017, based on the new book by Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion.

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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

This class was given as an adult education/confirmation course in the Spring 2017, based on the new book by Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion.

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March 12, 2017

The Beauty of a Bad Idea

The Beauty of a Bad Idea

The Bad Idea Jeans clip: http://www.nbc.com/saturday-night-live/video/bad-idea-jeans/n9937?snl=1 LA Times article about the foster father: http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-ln-foster-father-sick-children-2017-story.html Here’s the quote about patience: http://www.mbird.com/2016/12/the-virtue-of-just-a-little-patience/

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March 5, 2017

The Crucifixion: Class 1

The Crucifixion: Class 1

This class was given as an adult education/confirmation course in the Spring 2017, based on the new book by Fleming Rutledge, The Crucifixion.

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March 1, 2017

The Immortality Bus

The Immortality Bus

Well I know it was a contentious November and all, but there was a dark horse in this year’s presidential campaign that we all 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 […]

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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 up […]

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February 12, 2017

Apologize!

Apologize!

To read the Frederick Buechner quote on anger, you can do so here. To read about the story featured in the “Know When to Fold ‘Em” episode of This American Life, go here. And to check out Harriet Lerner’s new book, go here.

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February 5, 2017

The Road Back to Me?

The Road Back to Me?

Most men dread the visit to the doctor for an annual physical. Nobody likes to be poked and prodded and stuck with needles. But more than that, the physical is a judgment on how you are doing. You’ve got to answer questions about your lifestyle,(still looking for the right “balance”) food and drink intake (too […]

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February 1, 2017

The Marilu Switcheroo

The Marilu Switcheroo

I remember vividly the day I first met Marilu. We met for coffee, having been set up by a mutual friend/parishioner to discuss the possibility of a call to Christ Church. I had halfway glanced at the resume she had sent me, and she, I’m sure, had halfway investigated what kind of church Christ Church […]

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