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The "terrible paralysis" from believing "it's all up to us"

As you may know, I’m currently preaching a sermon series on the Lord’s Prayer. I preached a similar series five years ago—a lot of water under the bridge since then—and used a book on the Lord’s Prayer called  480 more words

Amelia's Baptism and a Sermon on Christian Formation

In a characteristically spur of the moment decision and hastily devised plan, Amelia was baptized at St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church on September 7th, 2014 surrounded by many of our closest friends and family, and a warm and hospitable church community. 1,605 more words


God's presence

“Prayer did not mean that I thought everything would work out for the best. Prayer meant that God was with us. Prayer meant that Anne did not die alone. 886 more words


Sunday Quotes: So Damn Interesting

“For me learning to be a Christian has meant learning to live without answers. Indeed to learn to live in this way is what makes being a Christian so wonderful.

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What a Radical Transformation is Required

John 9 recounts the story of a man born blind.

John 9:1–3 (ESV)
9 As he passed by, he saw a man blind from birth. 2 And his disciples asked him, “Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?” 3 Jesus answered, “It was not that this man sinned, or his parents, but that the works of God might be displayed in him.

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A Very Hauerwas Christmas

“That the Holy Spirit is necessary for our recognition of Jesus as the Son of God is not surprising, given our presumption that it is surely not possible for God to be one of us. 142 more words


What difference does being a Christian make in your life?

Our church recently had several small groups go through Unbinding the Gospel by Martha Grace Reese, a study on evangelism and the problems facing many mainline denominations. 605 more words