Category Archives: Preaching

“Self Seeds Wantonly”

Self seeding plants are annuals that set and sow their own seeds year over year. They can become weeds if we aren’t careful, but they are also a reminder of the power of life that’s loose in the world. Continue reading

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Just As You Are Loved

Being loved and giving love are two of the harder things for us to do, given our cultural understanding of “love.” Let’s take Jesus seriously when he explains what he means. Continue reading

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Apart from Me

If this ‘abiding in Jesus’ stuff is going to be more than a slogan we have to figure out what “abide” really means. Thankfully, we can draw on our family of faith for strength and ideas. Continue reading

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The Beautiful Shepherd

The idea of a Good Shepherd who comforts us and keeps us safe is, well… comforting it is not however, the full story because he is also beautiful, the Greek says so. Continue reading

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Touch Me

In the face of Thomas’ distrust, Jesus answers doubt and fear with the deepest, most concrete, beautiful gift one human can give to another: touch. Continue reading

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A Physical Resurrection

Rationalism insists that resurrection is a Nice Idea, a symbol of life but not a physical reality (because that’s messy). But if Jesus didn’t physically rise, then the material world doesn’t matter, and that’s a bigger mess. Continue reading

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