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Via Negativa: Hunger Games / Hunger for Generosity

Preached on Sunday, November 11, 2012 at Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, SC Readings: 1 Kings 17:8-16: “The jar of meal was not emptied” Mark 12:38-44: “she out of her poverty has put in everything she had” Rumi: “bestow your love, even on your enemies” Hear this

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Via Negativa: Hunger Games / Hunger for Hope

Preached on Sunday, October 28, 2012 at Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, SC Readings: Job 42:1-6, 10-17: “I have uttered what I did not understand” Mark 10:46-52: “have mercy on me!” Rumi: “never lose hope.” Hear this sermon at the Jubilee! Circle Web site. Our first song

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Via Negativa: Hunger Games / Hunger for Security

Preached on Sunday, October 14, 2012 at Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, SC Readings: Job 23:1-9, 16-17: “the Almighty has terrified me” Mark 10:17-31: “we have left everything and followed you.” Rumi: “Welcome and entertain them all!” Hear this sermon at the Jubilee! Circle Web site. Our

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Via Negativa: The Hunger Games / Hunger for Absence

Readings: Exodus 40:34-38: “the Glory of GOD filled The Dwelling” Luke 12:22-31: “Do not worry about your life.” Rumi: “Praise God for these two insomnias” Hear this sermon at the Jubilee! Circle Web site. Our song this morning comes from singer and songwriter Cyndi Lauper.

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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

First Delivered: Sunday, March 4, 2012, MCC of Christ the Liberator, Highland, NJ Second Delivery: Sunday, October 7, 2012, MCC of the Lehigh Valley, Allentown, PA Dish soap theology and the Dover train are title headings I use to depict two different aspects of the

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Via Positiva: Cosmic Kindergarten / Watch Your Mouth!

Preached on Sunday, August 26, 2012 at Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, SC Readings: Song of Solomon 2:8-13: “The voice of my beloved!” Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23: “All these evil things come from within” Hear this sermon at the Jubilee! Circle Web site. Our first song this

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Joseph Comes Out

The life of Joseph has a lot of drama. Joseph’s life reminds me of a suspense-filled, gay soap opera. Joseph is from a rather dysfunctional family. In Joseph’s life, his favor and status in his family rises and plummets and rises again. During the height