Shiny Faces & Propheteering

Exodus 34:29-35   and Luke 9:28, 29; 37, 38 What does it mean to have a shiny face? Okay, think about it. Shiny face is real. By midday, your face just might have a little sheen. It’s called sebum [combo of dead skin cells and lipids]. This sebum protects your skin from drying out. But it […]

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Trans-Figuring…and We Go Beyond

Matthew 17:1-9 On April 3, 1968, Martin Luther King Jr. addressed a large crowd inside a church in Memphis, Tennessee. He spoke about the history of the struggle for civil rights in the United States and the difficult days ahead. Towards the end of his sermon, King raised his voice as he was known to […]

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A Spirit Perspective on Life

John 16:12-15 Our perceptions are incredibly important. How we see the world—our perspectives—determines how we react to things in life and also how we interpret the t hings we experience. So let’s do some activities to reinforce that idea. What do you see? You may see a lakeview with a tree and two people standing. […]

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Low Expectations and the Power of Touch

  John 20:19-31    Some of you know that from March 16-23 I decided to participate in a program of the Interfaith Center of Greater Philadelphia and the University of Wisconsin Eau-Claire’s Better Together initiative. The program was called Interfaith Encounters Alternative Spring Break. There were 44 students from the school from around the world, hailing […]

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Still Living, Still Changing Lives!

Luke 24:1-12 The “Easter” sermon is the hardest one to preach. No really–it is. Contrary to popular belief, it is not the tried-and-true, Christian-crux message with which you can’t go wrong. After all, how do I effectively relate Jesus, the Easter Bunny, colored eggs, and marshmallow peeps? It is a story so misunderstood and so […]

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Fully Awake

Luke 9:28-43 So the other day I was walking down the street in University City in Philadelphia, on my way to a meeting. It was cold [of course] and so people were hurrying to class, work, or wherever they needed to go without hesitating one bit. Who could blame them? It was cold. I admit […]

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La Oruga Muy Hambrienta [The Very Hungry Caterpillar]

Mateo 17:1-9/Matthew 17:1-9 Mariposas Cuando era un niño, recuerdo que mis papas leyeron un libro que se llamaba La Oruga Muy Hambrienta. Cuantos de Uds. han leído este libro? Es ecrito por Eric Carle. Es muy corto. Y lo voy a leer: Al claro de luna reposa un huevecillo sobre una hoja. Un domingo de […]

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