Tag Archives: Easter

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Easter Grace

There is little agreement regarding the spiritual or physical resurrection of Christ. We use our minds to look at the event only as a theological issue. But people often gather around a common set of values and not theological beliefs. I believe in the resurrection

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Reflect, Repent, Reboot

Preached on Ash Wednesday, February 6, 2008 at Garden of Grace United Church of Christ in Columbia, S.C. Readings: Joel 2:12-18, Matthew 6:1-15 Let me begin with a couple of silly questions: How many of you use a computer? How many of you have had

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The Passion of April Fools

There are two tendencies that do not seem balanced to me. Some spiritual leaders have focused strongly on the torturous nature of Christ’s death at Calvary. Listening to their sermons is about as graphic as watching some crime scene investigation movie. The focus on the

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An Easter People: A Meditation on the Eucharist

It was Communion Sunday. All the words were said and the baskets filled. And as the choir stood to sing, the congregation readied itself to enter the place of Communion. Expecting an ornate choral selection, the congregation was surprised by what they heard. It was