Category Archives: Preaching

Taking Up Crosses

Crosses are a place of suffering and suffering seems fairly universal so does this mean that any old suffering will do, that all suffering, all crosses, are more or less equal? Um, no. Continue reading

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Playing Churchball

We’ve learned that God’s way for our life is a narrow, even pinched, way with tight bounds. What if instead these are the out of bounds lines for playing a game we call Churchball? Continue reading

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A Sister Was Given To Me

Strength and weakness are big (and opposite) cultural concepts so how can strength be perfect in weakness? Let me tell you about the value of a little sister. Continue reading

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“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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