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Power
November 6, 2016

No Power of Ourselves

No Power of Ourselves

Dave Zahl got the good out of Bob Dylan in his excellent sermon from a few weeks ago, but there is one more famous line of his I’d like to use to begin this short All Saints’ Sunday sermon.  “You’re gonna have to serve somebody, yes indeed, you’re gonna have to serve somebody. Well, it […]

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July 24, 2016

God of the Blue Notes

God of the Blue Notes

In his letter to the church in Colossae, St. Paul warns us not to be taken “captive through philosophy and empty deceit, according to human tradition…” Instead we are to be “rooted and built up in (Christ) and established in faith.” One of the chief ways that we (the church) have failed to heed Paul’s […]

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February 21, 2016

A Fox in the Henhouse

A Fox in the Henhouse

Christie was given a chicken coop for a birthday present about ten years ago. It’s in our backyard. Most years we buy spring chicks – just hatched, and put them in a kind of incubator in the basement. Last year we got 21 eggs shipped to us to incubate in the preschool. Very exciting when […]

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November 22, 2015

King of Kings

King of Kings

To read DZ’s piece on teenage optimism, read here. To read Mockingbird’s weekender that covers the recent suicide bubbles in Palo Alto, read here.

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September 20, 2015

Game Over

Game Over

To read more about the Minecraft founder, go here. To read more about the story of the downfall of Atari, go here.

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July 12, 2015

A Pie in God’s Face

A Pie in God's Face

Pope Francis has been on his South American tour this past week. One of the reasons he is a crowd favorite is that he constantly breaks pope protocol. He ignores the security detail and breaks rank to be among the people, hugging them, touching them, and blessing them. Francis is the Holy Father of the […]

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June 7, 2015

Barking Up the Right Tree

Barking Up the Right Tree

We have a very interesting situation brewing in our Old Testament reading for today. Samuel is a prophet who as been the Lord’s mouthpiece for the Israelites. But, the people are restless and unsatisfied with the Lord’s leadership through the His prophet. They say to Samuel, “You are old and your sons do not follow […]

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March 8, 2015

House of Cards and the Power of God

House of Cards and the Power of God

I’m going to preach this morning on one line from St. Paul’s first letter to the Corinthians. It is a verse that describes a tension addressed in various ways in scripture: living by the flesh vs. spirit, living in the world but not of the world, walking by faith rather than sight. We experience life […]

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