Monthly Archives: December 2016

Placing The Name

Our name can be a gift and a blessing. At the end of worship we recieve a blessing which is also a name and this name gives us life. Continue reading

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Sought Out, Not Forsaken

Wait, you’re going to preach Christmas with the Old Testament? Yes, because Jesus is the in-the-flesh token that God’s word of love for us has never broken. Continue reading

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Blue Gifts and Happy Families

Christmas is ripe with chances to remember unhappy pasts and continue in rigid old patterns. What if we told the story differently? What if that led to life? Continue reading

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The Nine Month Wonder

We hear that “the virgin will conceive” and think about Jesus but Isaiah was talking about real chaos in his own time and what God was doing right then. Continue reading

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The Joy of Birds

In the midst of Isaiah 35 there is an image of creation’s resurrection. One version of the text goes so far as to call it the ‘joy of birds.’ Continue reading

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Taking Each Other to Ourselves

The topic of ‘being welcoming’ is a big deal in the church these days but the Greek doesn’t mean that, it means ‘to take them to (and into) yourself’ Continue reading

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