Tag Archives: Christianity

thoughts on Shark Attacks

Yesterday morning, I was chatting with a colleague.  After a few minutes of small talk, she inquired, “May I ask about your arm?” I was born with one arm, I explained, so I have lived my whole life as an … Continue reading

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thoughts on waiting

Advent is one of my favorite times of year. I love the music and the progressive lighting of the weekly candles. I love the themes of waiting, of preparing, of expecting. We wait for Jesus’ birth at Christmas, and we … Continue reading

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thoughts on Joseph’s silence

The following is a sermon preached 12/22/2013.  The gospel text was Matthew 1:18-25.   There is a lot of research in education circles about learning styles.  Experts emphasize that without appealing to a range of learning styles, some children are … Continue reading

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thoughts on Betrayal and Hair

This sermon was preached 11-17-2013.  The text was Luke 21:5-19.   Let’s talk about family.  Like them or not, we’ve all got family!  We hear about family a lot; that we are members of God’s family, that God gives us … Continue reading

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thoughts on the death of the Church

The Church is dying.  It’s terminally ill.  Perhaps it’s already dead. Or so I’ve heard.  I’ve heard it from professors, from church leaders, from sociologists.  Attendance is dwindling, buildings are closing, and members are getting older.  There are “not enough” … Continue reading

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