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We Are What He Made Us, Ephesians 2:1-10

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On Wisdom, 1 Corinthians 1:18-25

“God works in hilarious ways, His blunders to perform.”
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Prophet, or Profit? Mark 8:31-38

What will it profit you to gain the whole world, but forfeit your whole life?
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Alive in the Spirit, 1 Peter 3:13-22

Christ was the most righteous of us all. Christ did everything so that we might see the light, understand it, and share it with the world. He healed on the Sabbath–doing good, despite those who would use the law against him so that the light would not shine. Continue reading

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Humility: A sermon for Ash Wednesday, 2018

The practice of wearing ashes is a very old one, older than the church itself. Wearing ashes is a traditional Jewish practice, one used as a way of signifying to the rest of the world that you are in a state of repentance, fasting and sacrifice. We carry on the tradition, not out of blind obligation or because we always do it, but because this practice is important. The reasoning for it is in 2 Corinthians.
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The Terror and the Beauty, Mark 9:2-9

“God does not make the mountains in order to be inhabited. God does not make the mountaintops for us to live on the mountaintops. It is not God’s desire that we live on the mountaintops. We only ascend to the heights to catch a broader vision of the earthly surroundings below. But we don’t live there. We don’t tarry there. The streams begin in the uplands, but these streams descend quickly to gladden the valleys below.” The streams start in the mountaintops, but they come down to gladden the valleys below. 
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God Shed His Grace: A meditation for Independence Day, 2018

We can rise above grotesque nationalism. We can discard our gut distrust and hatred of immigrants and refugees. We are a many colored quilt, of different homes, different nationalities, different faiths, different circumstances. We can come together to embrace each other as neighbors. In humility, I believe America will find its way. Not in bravado. Not in power. Not in defense. But in honest, clear-thinking love of our neighbors. 
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