Tag Archives: Christianity

Who do you work for

“Who do you work for?!” the man in black shouts at the hapless flunkie on my television screen hoping that in the end of his work Justice is done. He might be shouting at me too. I have no evil … Continue reading

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Secret Plans, Not So Secret Salvation– Ephesians 3:1-12

I, like many of you, made a special pilgrimage to the movie cinema this season to witness something that only has occurred 6 times in history so far. That’s right, I watched the 7th installment of the Star Wars franchise. … Continue reading

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“Sent: Jesus Sets Us Free,” Luke 4:16-19

Ms. Ruby Lanecia Rouse has a story about a Christmas eve a few years ago when she had the opportunity to host some very special guests. Room at the Inn is a national program in which different city churches invite … Continue reading

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Beginning of the End, Mark 13:1-8

In April of this year, I looked at the lectionary and planned out which scriptures I would use for the rest of the year. When I did so, and planned for this day to read about Jesus’s “little apocalypse” in … Continue reading

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Keeping Up Appearances, Mark 12:38-44

Vanity, vanity, all is vanity. So repeats the refrain from Ecclesiastes. Ecclesiastes is one of my favorite books, perhaps because it is so depressingly realistic yet awfully faithful in spite of the apparent temporary nature of everything. Everything ends, the … Continue reading

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Making Demands, Mark 10:46-52

Philip Yancey, in 2006, wrote a fantastic article on prayer and the homeless. It really started with his wife, a veteran of inner-city ministry, saying to him: “If you’re writing a book about prayer, you should hang around the homeless … Continue reading

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A Royal Scandal, 2 Samuel 11:1-15, Matthew 1:1-17

(This sermon was delivered during a Christmas in July service, in which we sang Christmas songs. Hope that clarifies a few things.) (Also, Trigger Warning: Discussions of Rape.) Merry Christmas in July, everybody! Today we get to talk about everyone’s … Continue reading

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