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Falling in Love with Jesus

This blog contains more than 550 posts. The post below first appeared in April, 2013.  I am sharing it again because it transformation is the first concern of apprentices of Jesus and of their churches. 787 more words

Living As Apprentices

Lectionary Sermon for 9 October 2016 on Luke 17: 11-19 (Year C)

On Relating to the Tenth Leper
When it comes to healing, healing is not quite the same as being made whole again. Most of us have probably had a whole range of accidents and illnesses by the time we reach adulthood if not certainly by the time we reach old age. 1,734 more words

Progressive Sermons

From Wreck to Restoration: We Commit Sin

Sunday’s Scripture ~ Jeremiah 2:4-13.

A congregant once said to me, “Pastor, I’ve never heard a preacher talk about sin as much as you do!” 608 more words

On what grounds did I fast from the daily bread of birdsong and starlight?

Sixty-hour weeks were normal, hovering closer to eighty during the holidays. Since my job involved visiting parishioners in hospitals and nursing homes on top of a heavy administrative load, the to-do list was never done. 341 more words


Reflection 9.14.16

Human beings may separate things into as many piles as we wish—separating spirit from flesh, sacred from secular, church from world. But we should not be surprised when God does not recognize the distinctions we make between the two. 25 more words


fearless dialogues project

i am so excited to be able to work with fearless dialogues and one of my most beloved professors at Candler School of Theology- Dr. Gregory Ellison, III. 123 more words

Freedom and Rest

A Sermon for 21 August 2016

A reading from the gospel of Luke 13:10-17. Listen for God’s word to us.

“Now Jesus was teaching in one of the synagogues on the sabbath. 1,798 more words