No Triage Necessary

Mark 5:21-43 Triage [in medical situations] is the process of determining the priority of patients’ treatments based on the severity of their condition. Triage is meant to make treatment of patients more efficient when there are not enough resources for all to be treated immediately. Triage comes from the French word trier, meaning to separate, […]

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Why Welcoming Everyone is Crazy

Mark 3:20-35 Two Sundays ago I called the Norristown Courthouse eight times. Eight times. You see, a month ago, I received my fourth summons to appear in Norristown, PA for jury duty. Now this won’t be a rant about someone’s “civic responsibility” or bureaucracy, or the government, or whatever. Instead, I’m going to tell you […]

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Gravity

John 17:12-19     What is gravity? Gravity is a force of nature that you experience every day. It’s produced by all matter in the universe and attracts all pieces of matter, regardless of type. The Earth produces gravity and so do the sun, other planets, your car, your house, and your body. Gravity pulls things and […]

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New Things, Beautiful and Changed

Mark 2:21-22   Have you  moved a lot in your life? I know I have. I have way too many memories of packing up stuff and cleaning out an apartment, a dorm room, or a house. That’s the worst part of moving, isn’t? Each time I moved, I had to come to that awful, eye-opening revelation […]

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What Would You Do with a Bag of Money?

Matthew 25:14-30 Let’s keep it simple. This Matthew parable is often talked about in Christian circles, but very rarely understood. So let’s keep it simple: What would you do with a bag of money? Does that sound like a weird question to be asking? Actually, it isn’t all that strange. I’m sure at one point […]

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How to Love in a Scary Place

John 10:1-10     and     Psalm 23 A SIDE NOTE: Not really sure why, but recently Rihanna’s song We Found Love has been in my head. I really don’t have any idea if her song has anything to do with what it makes me think about it. But I will just say that the phrase “We found […]

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Freedom in the New Life!

Luke 20:27-38 NRSV Some Sadducees, those who say there is no resurrection, came to him and asked him a question, “Teacher, Moses wrote for us that if a man’s brother dies, leaving a wife but no children, the man shall marry the widow and raise up children for his brother. Now there were seven brothers; […]

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