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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Mmmm…Salty…

Matthew 5:13-20    We’re about to talk about NaCl. But before we dig into salt, some things to think about: Prior to this, Jesus of Nazareth gave his famous speech called the beatitudes and here we find the Jesus of Matthew’s Gospel continuing with some words you can also find in the Gospels of Mark and […]

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A Trusting Identity: We Are a People of Continuing Testament

Luke 4:1-13      These 40 days of Lent is a time to reflect on identity. Who am I? Who is God? Who is my neighbor? Who are we? Whenever we look deeply at our own identity, if we are open, we can even surprise ourselves. We can find out something new that we didn’t recognize before. […]

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