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Sermon from the Sunrise Service 2015

Easter Sunrise Service Christ United Methodist Church April 5, 2015 Scripture: Psalm 137:1-6 Isaiah 40:1-5 I was a member of a church once that was into leather. Specifically, we were into Bible leather, the leather binding that fits around the … Continue reading

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Paul, baptism, and that death thing

No one knows whether he’s always been our enemy. I like to think that in the beginning, he wasn’t. I like to think that at first he was a mysterious presence, but not a threatening one; that he would arrive … Continue reading

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Our No, God’s Yes

Well, it’s been a crazy week, hasn’t it, what with all the hullabaloo and that big court case. All those people shouting at one another, some for, some against. I don’t know about you but I’ve been kind of disturbed … Continue reading

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I Have Sinned

This week I changed my Facebook picture. I did so to support a political cause in which I believe. In what follows I want to explain why what I did was a sin, and why I am led to confess … Continue reading

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The Big Questions: Is Suffering Redemptive?

Is suffering redemptive? In Christianity’s ancient and ongoing struggle to understand how suffering could exist in a world created by an all-powerful and all-loving God, the idea that suffering exists to strengthen and purify us, to make us more fit … Continue reading

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God Didn’t Say That

“I don’t think it’s a good thing to kill children and babies, but God said to do it, so he must have had a good reason.” Try to imagine a situation in which you would agree with the statement above. … Continue reading

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Why Theology Isn’t a Dirty Word

Lots of reasons present themselves for why you should ignore theology. It’s boring, it’s irrelevant, it stirs up needless controversy, it raises questions it never answers; the list goes on and on. Only one reason presents itself for why you … Continue reading

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