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The Combat Shelf

I have recently ended up in a place where I’m going to be preaching to a consistent group of people over an extended space of weeks, and perhaps longer. 947 more words


Why a hard copy Bible is best

I tried the tech thing for a few years. It’s not working. I do not think this is an issue of generational shifting. I got scolded in elementary school for handing in a printed essay, I grew up techy when it was know as being a nerd. 129 more words

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Friday Prep for Preachers & Hearers: A Little God Terror

A Little God Terror

Link for 2 Lent Lectionary Readings:


Okay, this is a little too personal.

So I offered an earnest and dutiful prayer for the wisdom to preach on John 3:1-17 and God answered that prayer with a night-long series of towering, crawling, soul staggering* dreams that left me, quite literally, nauseas, frightened and deeply rattled. 308 more words

Redemptive Brain

This is my Redemptive Brain. Hopefully it will make sense at some point.

Sermon for First Sunday of Lent - Year A

First Sunday of Lent – Year A

The Holy Gospel according to Matthew 4:1-11

Then Jesus was led up by the Spirit into the wilderness to be tempted by the devil. 2,079 more words


Friday Prep for Preachers & Hearers: Not About Temptation, Not About the Devil

Not About Temptations, Not About The Devil

Link to 1 Lent Lectionary: http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/

One of the things we learned in seminary, (at least I hope your seminary taught you to do this), is read the Hebrew Scripture without the lens of the New Testament. 623 more words


(Picture Credit – http://cedricphilippe.wordpress.com/2012/05/01/temptation/)

The Scripture lessons for this coming Sunday all talk about temptation.  This is a fitting topic given that we are beginning Lent tomorrow.  609 more words