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Loving our enemies – and our youth – for the sake of the Gospel

Lectionary 7 (Seventh Sunday after Epiphany)Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18; Matthew 5:38-48Sunday, February 20, 2011 Lectionary 7 Year A 2011 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Last week’s Confirmation Class … Continue reading

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It Doesn’t Matter What You Came Here To See

Third Sunday of AdventIsaiah 35:1-10; Matthew 11:2-11Sunday, December 12, 2010   Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. Steve Martin, the noted actor, comedian, and writer, is a funny … Continue reading

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It Gets Better

Reformation DayJeremiah 31:31-34; John 8:31-36October 31, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, who was, and who is to come.  Amen. The Israelites just had suffered a whopping at the hands of the Babylonians,    the Temple … Continue reading

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Knick-Knack Jesus OK in VA

I just read Virginia Attorney General Ken Cuccinelli's opinion regarding the constitutionality of religious displays on public ground during the holidays, including displays of Jesus (pdf document of opinion; Washington Post blogpost on the matter). The sad thing is this: … Continue reading

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Sensitivity and Exaggeration in “Ground Zero Mosque” and Luke 13:10-17

“Ground Zero Mosque” opponents either exaggerate the implications of the mosque, or call on mosque leaders to be sensitive. In this sermon, I used these two hermeneutics – sensitivity and exaggeration – to examine the synagogue leader of Luke 13:10-17.
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We’re just a bunch of phonies trying to throw Jesus off a cliff (Lectionary 4, Year C)

Fourth Sunday after the EpiphanyLuke 4:21-30January 31, 2010 Grace to you and peace, from the one who is, and who was, and who is to come.  Amen. One you get a few paragraphs deep into The Catcher in the Rye,    … Continue reading

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