Category Archives: Life in General

Binding and Loosing in Love

Matt. 18:15-20       What does it mean to bind something on earth or to loose something on earth? And how will our binding and loosing have an effect in heaven?      It’s no accident that this text on binding and … Continue reading

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Healing the Disease of Racism

       It’s time I weighed in on racism. I went to my weekly spiritually gathering last night and a topic came up concerning how one might deal with problems in the world. One suggestion from ancient wisdom teachings is … Continue reading

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What Does Perishing Mean?

       My interest in the Greek text and the English translations has led me to conclude that translation is more subjective than most people think. Most notably are the translations of the divorce and remarriage texts that I … Continue reading

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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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