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From Death to Life

God found a way to pay the death penalty that His created Image-bearers had brought on themselves. But it clearly did not end there. He died. 445 more words

Gospel

Roast lamb or roast goat?

Signpost for Sunday 26 November, 2017 (the feast of Christ the King): Ezek 34:11-16, 20-24;

Ps 100 or 95:1-7a; Eph 1:15-23; Matt 25:31-46.

Before we have a look at this week’s readings it’s worth exploring the feast of Christ the King, because, as we all know, Jesus enjoyed a good meal. 403 more words

Death Knoll for the Church

I saw a headline that read, “The Death of Christianity in the U.S.” and I had one reaction…

Let it die, y’all.

Let the church die. 219 more words

Big Endings Lead to Big Beginnings

Every day as part of my morning ritual, I pull one card from my Gnostic Tarot of the Saints deck (Robert M. Place 2001). For the past three mornings, I have pulled the… 666 more words

Authentic Freedom

Las Vegas and a Broken Church (October 8, 2017)

I was going to write an inspiring stewardship sermon for today. One that would move every person who hears it to increase their giving and joyfully re-write their… 1,050 more words

Sermon

God has more imagination than to subject my wife, loving as she is, to an eternity of me.

Signpost for Sunday 24th September 2017: Exod 16:2-15; Ps 105:1-6, 37-45; Phil 1:21-30; Matt 20: 1-16.

I have all sorts of difficulties with one thread of today’s readings. 366 more words

A different kettle of icthus.

Signpost for Sunday Sept 3, 2017: Exodus 3:1-15; Ps 105:1-6, 23-26, 45c; Rom 12:9-21; Matt 16:21-28.

Funny way to behave. First Jesus tells Simon that he is his rock on which he will build his Church. 481 more words