Category Archives: Sermons

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The So-Called Clobber Texts: Be Prepared

First Christian Church of Decatur, Ga. August 11, 2019 Key Resource: Jim Dant, This I Know: A Simple Biblical Defense for LGBTQ Christians, published by Nurturing Faith, Inc. (2018) Prepare to be prepared. Pastor Paul Turner of Gentle Spirit Christian Church was in his office, which

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Jesus and the IRS

And Jesus entered and passed through Jericho. And, behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the publicans, and he was rich. And he sought to see Jesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little

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Dish Soap Theology and the Dover Train

MCC of Christ the Liberator, Highland, N.J., March 4, 2012 MCC of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, Pa., October 7, 2012 Dish soap theology and the Dover train are title headings I use to depict two different aspects of the spiritual journey I’ve been on now

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Via Negativa: Hunger Games / Hunger for Happiness

Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Second Sunday of Advent:  Bring me out of my distress. (Psalm 25:12-20) The dawn from on high will break upon us. (Luke 1:68-79) You are the bird of happiness. (Rumi) Our first song comes from actress and singer

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Via Negativa: Hunger Games / Hunger for Faith

Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for Thanksgiving: Be glad and rejoice in the Lord your God. (Joel 2:21-27) Do not worry about your life. (Matthew 6:24-34) Work. Keep digging your well. (Rumi) Our first song comes from Dave Matthews. The South African born singer/songwriter got