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June 14, 2014

In the beginning, God said, let there be, and it was created…light, sun, moon, waters above and waters below, animals, and human beings.  God saw everything that had been created and indeed, it was very good.  And God rested on the seventh day, and...

June 8, 2014

We’re going to make a prophet today.  Actually, we’re going to authorize several prophets.  And then we’re going to send them out there.  Ready or not, world, here they come!  Garrison Keillor is famous for saying, ‘Who wants to be a prophet? ...

June 6, 2014

Happy birthday, happy anniversary – you are centenarians!  This congregation is celebrating its hundredth anniversary, and even if you don’t join the throng here regularly, you are part of its long history and life in this place.  This community...

April 27, 2014

Alleluia, Christ is risen!  The Lord is risen indeed, alleluia! So what are we afraid of, even in the midst of this great rejoicing?  For most of the world, fear rarely takes a holiday.  The current threats in Eastern Europe are raising the fear of...

April 11, 2014

Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you.  The ability to do that begins with the heart.  There’s a traditional Irish prayer that goes something like this, “May those who love us love us.  And those who don’t love us, may God turn...

April 6, 2014

My grandfather died almost 50 years ago, but one of his sayings continues to be part of the family lore.  It may be apocryphal, but my mother insisted that when she or her siblings had done something wrong, he would confront them by saying, “we’re...

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