Breath of fresh air

I don’t have a sermon to post today. I usually post my sermon from Sunday. But this Sunday was different. I went back to preaching with no manuscript. It’s been over a year (from the beginning of the pandemic) that I preached without a manuscript. And I will tell...
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Prayer for May 10, 2021

Prayer for May 10, 2021: Please pray with me. God of wonder, open us to encounter you. You already encounter us daily, but too often our vision is blurred from seeing you. We are looking for you in all the awe and wonder – and you are there of...
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Prayer for May 5, 2021

Prayer for May 5, 2021: Please pray with me. God of grace, thank you. We don’t deserve your love, but you give it anyway. That’s what grace is all about. Help us to see this beautiful gift. Help us to be open to receiving it. Help us to be...
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What I’ve learned lately

I like to consider myself a life-long learner. I love to learn. It’s why I love to read. There is just so much to learn – more than a life time’s worth. Here’s a little tidbit of some of the things I have learned recently. What have you learned?...
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Prayer for May 4, 2021

Prayer for May 4, 2021: Please pray with me. God who feeds us and teaches us, we are hungry in many ways. Thankfully, you come in a variety of ways and through a variety of people. You don’t live in the dichotomy of either/or. Thank you. You live in...
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Is it better to teach or give fish?

A debate I have seen over the years is whether it is better to give a proverbial man a fish or teach him to fish. I have seen this debate in recent days also. It comes down to arguments about how to best help someone. The arguments come out...
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Prayer for May 3, 2021

Prayer for May 3, 2021: Please pray with me. God of grace, thank you. You give us what we don’t deserve, what we can’t possibly earn – your love. You give it in spite of how we treat you and others who bear your image. Because that’s who you...
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With Jesus, there are no more us and them

(I preached this sermon yesterday in response to Acts 8:26-40. You can find the recording of the service including the sermon on the church website – www.ststephenlc.org.) Time Magazine published an opinion piece on Jan 15 of this year – nine days after the events at the Capital in...
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