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  • Sermon: “Stressed Disciples”
    June 25, 2017 Matthew 10:24-39 Sometimes you just can’t count on Jesus. Take this week, for instance. I had a plan. Some weeks ago, I read over the Scriptures for these Sundays in June, I chose the ones that I’d preach about, and I chose the themes I’d speak about. I was particularly fond of […]
  • Sermon: “Discipling Light”
    June 18, 2017: Father’s Day Matthew 9:35-10:16 For many years, my duties for the Connecticut Conference of the United Church of Christ included setting up or coordinating most of the technology for the Annual Meeting of the Conference. That meant that I showed up with a bunch of equipment: digital projectors to display images, backup […]
  • Sermon: “The Price of Dominion”
    June 11, 2017: Trinity Sunday Genesis 1:1-2:3 The author of this creation account in Genesis has such a lovely, poetic approach to telling the story. It comes with lovingly repeated phrases such as, “God said, ‘Let there be…’”, and “It was good,” and “there was evening and there was morning…” They give the passage a […]
  • Sermon: Wide-Ranging Spirit
    June 4, 2017: Pentecost Sunday Acts 2:1-21 Have any of you ever worried about anything? I guess you have. Which leads me to ask, have any of you ever heard a sillier question? I can really think of only one that has a more likely answer of “Yes,” and that’s this: “Have you ever breathed […]
  • Sermon: “Jesus’ Witnesses”
    May 28, 2017: Seventh Sunday of Easter John 17:1-11, Acts 1:6-14 It’s confession time. Early in my ministry — I’d been a pastor for less than five years — I finished worship one Sunday with the sense that I’d heard that sermon before. And not just because I served two churches in those days, and preached […]

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