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Youthful Visions

It makes me happy when children come to church. In this Pentecost reflection, I explain why. (The Pentecost story was dramatized by three voices before my reflection; here, I only repeat one verse of it.)

2024-05-19T09:31:33-05:00May 19, 2024|0 Comments

Help Reaching Decisions

The eleven remaining apostles chose a twelfth to replace Judas. Looking at how they did it can teach us some useful things about our own decision making.

2024-05-12T13:17:27-05:00May 12, 2024|0 Comments

On Hitting Back Harder

Jesus taught something very challenging about how to respond to violence, and I talk about it in this sermon. This week, I also wrote a letter to the President (and others in Washington) about the current wave of student protests, and about the crisis in Israel and Gaza. I talk about that too.

2024-05-05T12:50:59-05:00May 5, 2024|0 Comments

Voting to Un-Create

It’s Earth Day, so we’re celebrating God’s creation. Unfortunately, at the same time, we’re voting to un-create it.

2024-04-28T10:17:59-05:00April 28, 2024|0 Comments

Love Small

I love my small town: Princeton, Illinois. At least, I love it now. Hated it when I first moved here…

2024-04-21T10:18:07-05:00April 21, 2024|10 Comments

The Sermon for Today

Sometimes, we pay so much attention to our own churchy customs that we neglect the way of Jesus. I used two “texts” for this sermon: Amos 5:21-24, and an episode of the Andy Griffith Show (season 4, episode 4: “The Sermon for Today”). The television clip is omitted here, for reasons of copyright, but it’s worth looking up!

2024-04-21T09:34:49-05:00April 21, 2024|0 Comments

Fish Sandwich

The author of the Gospel of Luke thought it was very important that Jesus appeared after the resurrection, not just as a vision but in the flesh. He also thought that, after the resurrection, Jesus gave the church a mission and the special authority to carry it out. I disagree.

2024-04-14T09:46:48-05:00April 14, 2024|0 Comments

The Craziness of the Resurrection

The resurrection is not subject to rational explanation. I can only say: it feels like spring—like spring might feel to a person who thought winter was forever. And, it involves all of us.

2024-03-31T12:22:36-05:00March 31, 2024|0 Comments

Me and Joe and What’s-His-Name

Here’s a song I wrote, inspired by a story from the Gospel of Luke. I performed this at the close of our Sunday morning soulcare at the Open Prairie United Church of Christ on Palm Sunday, 2024.

2024-03-24T13:22:07-05:00March 24, 2024|0 Comments
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