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Write Songs and Help Us Sing Them: A Prayer for Election Season

This prayer was written for worship at Central Presbyterian on October 23. The prayer is inspired and shaped by Luke 18:9-14–an exaggerated parable about the exalted and the humble–and by our current election season–a lived experience that feels like an exaggerated parable. 376 more words

I have called you by name; you are mine

But now, thus says the Lord, who created you, O Jacob,
And He who formed you, O Israel:
“Fear not, for I have redeemed you; 544 more words

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Confirmation & the Apocalypse

Joel 2:23-32

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I always try to be as honest as I can when it comes to speaking with people, especially with young people; so here it goes: I don’t remember much about Confirmation class as a teen. 1,868 more words


We belong to the day!

All of you are children of light and children of the day. We don’t belong to night or darkness. So then, let’s not sleep like the others, but let’s stay awake and stay sober. 

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light-saturated life!

They replied, “Believe in the Lord Jesus and you will be saved, along with everyone in your household.” And they shared the word of the Lord with him and with all who lived in his household.

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Squeaky Wheel

(sermon 10/16/16)

Then Jesus told them a parable about their need to pray always and not to lose heart. He said, “In a certain city there was a judge who neither feared God nor had respect for people. 1,054 more words

DisGrace 03 - Too Many Names

There was much of today that was simply shattering.  In worship this morning, we heard the mournful, sobbing cries of an African-American woman as the stories of slavery, brutality, and oppression were recounted.   315 more words