Tag Archives: Religion

Negotiating with God, and The Examples we Set

Kindness is a virus. Love is contagious. Be the example of kindness in your world, and you might have longer reaching effects than you think. You might even save a city from itself.  Continue reading

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Easter Light

Light that we can make is such a fleeting experience.

A fire can be incredibly powerful. Fires can rage, and consume vast portions of the countryside. It can cook food, warm a house, and bear light against terrible darkness.

And yet it is so dependent upon certain conditions. Continue reading

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Cold and Broken Hallelujahs: A meditation on Leonard Cohen, Shrek, Dystopia, and Hope

There is no greater irony that a whole generation was introduced to this moving, powerful song in the movie Shrek. Continue reading

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January Lament

Our world is both burning and drowning. Our children are starving. Our neighbors are in need. Where are the hands and feet of God? Too often, we find ourselves just wishing that it’d all go away, so we retreat into our churches, and pray for God to do something, when God is out there, calling us out to do something ourselves, to participate in the changes and the action that are being carried out by our African American sisters and brothers, our queer and marginalized family, our underrepresented neighbors. Continue reading

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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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