Moving Day

John 1:35-42 The last couple of years I have been wrestling with a question that probably I should continue to wrestle with: Where am I going? It’s really a question akin to what is the meaning of life I suppose, but where am I going rings truer for me, because I like movement and I’m […]

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Room in the Tomb, Room in Us All

Luke 24: 1-12 I’ll admit it. During this particular Holy Week and then, on Resurrection or “Easter” Sunday, I didn’t feel so up to painting eggs, eating candy, or singing hallelujah, Christ is risen! My role here is not to be a Debbie Downer–it’s just to be honest. I’m not up to it. Because, doesn’t […]

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Self-Giving, Love-Bearing

Mark 10:17-31 When I was a kid [well, I still am a kid, but just an older one], like most kids, I understood reward and punishment pretty well. Do well in school–get rewarded with good grades and a pat on the back from teachers and parents. Goof off and cause trouble—end up in detention and […]

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Life As Vocation

Matthew 4:12-23 Women fishing in Bangladesh Here’s how this story goes: Jesus just got tested in the wilderness. He then returns to Galilee after his cousin John is arrested for eating too many locusts; or something like that. Then Jesus finds two willing fishermen and begins an adventurous journey with them. This story originates in […]

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Loved, Loved, Loved; Sent, Sent, Sent!

John 21:1-19 SIMPSONS CLIP: Sometimes there are things that bear repeating. Other times, repeating again and again can be quite annoying! But repetition is what we do. It is how we learn. Everyone here has had to memorize something. Perhaps in school you memorized multiplication tables. Maybe you had to memorize certain dates in history […]

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