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  • Sermon: Essentials and Opinions
    September 17, 2017 Romans 14:1-12 Just Peace Sunday There’s a tempting way to describe the history of the Christian Church, and it goes like this: In the beginning, there was Jesus, and Jesus taught his disciples the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. And there was morning, and there was evening, and […]
  • Sermon: Fly on the Wings of the Morning
    September 10, 2017 Psalm 139:7-12 Season of Creation: Land Sunday Many years ago, I proved how much I love my son. We were on vacation in Baltimore, Maryland, which was the setting for the UCC’s General Synod in July (and that has nothing to do with my story). Baltimore is home to one of the […]
  • Sermon: The Known Unknown
    September 3, 2017 Acts 17:22-28 Season of Creation: Forest Sunday In 2002, Defense Secretary Donald Rumsfeld was giving a briefing at the Pentagon. Rumsfeld was known for saying memorable things, and fifteen years later, this one still echoes with me. He said: “Reports that say that something hasn’t happened are always interesting to me, because […]
  • Sermon: Institutional Rebels
    August 27, 2017 Exodus 1:8-2:10 Matthew 16:13-20 There is a notion among Christians that we are good, solid citizens, law-abiding and tax-paying people, who don’t cause trouble and don’t break laws. The Apostle Paul even recommended it in his letter to the Romans. “Let every person be subject to the governing authorities,” he wrote in […]
  • Sermon: Cleansing What Has Been Defiled
    Cleansing What Has Been Defiled August 20, 2017 Matthew 15:10-28 Doctrine – you know about doctrine, right? Doctrine is those pronouncements about the spiritual realities of the world, about the realities in fact that go beyond the world that we can see, and they are supposed to be authoritative. That, in fact, is what doctrine […]

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