Prayer for January 27, 2021

Prayer for January 27, 2021: Please pray with me. God who creates and maintains right relationships, open us to being healed. We need to be healed of scapegoating others. We need to be healed of thinking we are holier than thou. We need to be healed of focusing on...
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Religious distraction

“They brought to the Pharisees the man who had formerly been blind. Now it was a sabbath day when Jesus made the mud and opened his eyes.Then the Pharisees also began to ask him how he had received his sight. He said to them, ‘He put mud on my eyes....
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Prayer for January 26, 2021

Prayer for January 26, 2021: Please pray with me. God of Good News, you have the best news of all. Yet, we humans come up with our own versions of “good” news. Except our news is lacking so very often. It lacks in how it encompasses people. It lacks...
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It all goes the same way

Bad theology is the same as bad philosophy and bad ideology. They all have a predictable bent and they all end the same way – in dystopian ideas composed in destruction. Sure, there’s a handful that make it out just fine supposedly – if all goes according to plan....
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Prayer for January 25, 2021

Prayer for January 25, 2021: Please pray with me. Holy Lord, we come to you in prayer. We need you. That’s really hard for us to admit though. I’m not sure why. But it is. We think we are pretty self-sufficient. But we really aren’t. We need you. Maybe...
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Come, Follow…

(I preached the following sermon on Sunday, January 24, 2021 in response to the following readings, Jonah 3:1-5, 10, and Mark 1:14-20. You can find the entire service on our church website – www.stephenlc.org). “And immediately they left their nets and followed him.”  “Immediately he called them; and they left...
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Survey says…

Please take one minute (yes, that’s literally how long this will take) to answer my five question survey. You don’t even have to click away from the blog – just check the answers within the block below and keep scrolling in the block. I’m thinking of sending out a...
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Prayer for January 20, 2021

Prayer for January 20, 2021: Please pray with me. God who inaugurates a new way of being, a new way of life, you call on us to participate in your ways, and in your kingdom. Today we inaugurate a new president and administration in this nation. We pray that...
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Inauguration Day

Today is Inauguration Day – A day we inaugurate a new president in this country. This year is a bit different than previous inaugurations. There’s a raging pandemic that has killed over 400,000 of our fellow citizens and has caused significant changes in our lives, and hence what will...
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