Category Archives: Life in General

What is Truth?

       Do people really want to know the truth? No. They want to be told the same thing over and over again. The more times they hear it, the more solid and secure they feel. When the truth is … Continue reading

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Children’s Sermon on Forgiveness

  Objects needed: pine cones or sweet gum seeds (any seeds with sharp points) for children to hold in their hands.      Have any of you ever been hit by a friend? Maybe that friend wanted a toy you were playing … Continue reading

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Peace – Be Still

            This is a sermon to myself. As I watch the inauguration of Donald Trump as President, I am finding peace in my soul. Not because he’s becoming president but because I am resisting lowering myself to the unfounded … Continue reading

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Martin Luther Quotations on the Law

This is one of my favorite quotations by Martin Luther about the use of the law, and it comes from the sermons in his Church Postils. See other quotes here.

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Martin Luther Commentary about the Law

  Martin Luther had a practical way of understanding the rules/laws/instructions given in the Bible:

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In God We Trust – Really?

       Have you ever wondered why the slogan “In God We Trust” is printed on our money?  Isn’t that oxymoronic? Maybe we should start imprinting the same slogan on our guns. That might calm our trigger-happy fears so that … Continue reading

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The Odds If You Are Transgender

Romans 5:1-15      The odds if you are transgender are three hundred thirty-two to one.      Several weeks ago, we heard on Palm Sunday that Jesus rode into Jerusalem riding on a colt, the foal of a donkey. The name … Continue reading

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Moving Away from the Revised Common Lectionary

  I want to thank those of you who have been reading my blog over the last five or six years. I’ve learned a lot by researching the revised common lectionary topics and I hope I’ve given you reason to … Continue reading

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A Little Hinduism in Christianity

  There’s a Hindu teaching used to explain dharma, or the essential order of things (an integrity and harmony in the universe and the affairs of life that cannot be disturbed without courting chaos). Maybe we can see how it … Continue reading

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Gay Marriage – Love is the Narrow Gate

Matt. 7:13-14      Gay marriage is a holy exception to the biblical generalization of the union of two people. Exceptions to the Law are found by entering the narrow gates of love. Jesus said there are few who enter by way of … Continue reading

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