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A Confusing Epiphany

In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men[a] from the East came to Jerusalem, 2 asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For we observed his star at its … Continue reading

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The Choice is Yours, Mark 16: 1-8

The following sermon was delivered Easter Sunday, April 1, 2018. Enjoy! –Grant, the Nerdcore Theologian 16 When the Sabbath was over, Mary Magdalene, Mary the mother of James, and Salome bought spices so that they could go and anoint Jesus’ dead … Continue reading

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When God Died, John 18-19

This sermon was delivered on Good Friday of 2018, March 30th. –Grant, the Nerdcore Theologian On Good Friday, God died. Out loud, that’s kind of strange to say I’ll admit. I mean, the definition of a God is that they … Continue reading

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One Last Time, John 13:1-35

There’s something very powerful about he Last Supper. Particularly the part about it being “the Last.”
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In the Name of the Lord, Mark 11:1-11

Often, I get to come to the pulpit with multiple choices to preach about on a Sunday. The usual choices come often from the lectionary, but today some additional choices are available.
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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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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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