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Prayer for December 2, 2020

Prayer for December 2, 2020: Please pray with me. God beyond words, what shall we say? Sometimes we don’t have the words. Sometimes we are speechless, and yet we keep talking anyway. We are without appropriate words to say praises of you. We are also without appropriate words in...
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Advent 1

(Here is the sermon I preached on Sunday, November 29, 2020 – 1st Sunday of Advent. You can find the full recording of the service on the church website) Maybe you’ll recognize who said this portion of this famous speech: Gentlemen may cry, “Peace! Peace!” — but there is...
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Prayer for November 30, 2020

Prayer for November 30, 2020: Please pray with me. God who comes to us, during this season of Advent we wait. It is a season of waiting – holy waiting. We aren’t so good at waiting. We are used to getting what we want when we want it. Yet,...
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When we declare Christ as king…

(I preached this sermon on Sunday, November 22, 2020 in response to the Gospel reading – Matthew 25:31-46. You can find the full recording on our church website.) The Feast of Christ the King is what we celebrate today.  Do you understand what that means?  Really take it in for a...
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Christ the King

This Sunday we celebrate Christ the King Sunday. I recommend reading up on the history of this church festival. Here’s the tweet version – The pope saw nationalism as an idolatrous threat. Our loyalty and allegiance is to Jesus. Hence Christ the King Sunday. The very declaration of Christ...
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Prayer for November 20, 2020

Prayer for November 20, 2020: Please pray with me. O God, King of the Universe, we have such amazing titles for you. We call you King. Yet, do we really believe it? Do our actions match up with our words? Or do we put boundaries on your kingship? Do...
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Wandering…

I look around and there’s only one word that makes sense for what we experience – wandering. What have we been doing since the beginning of this pandemic – wandering here and there with no sense of direction. We’re wandering because we are spending a whole lot of time...
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Why?

Out of sight, out of mind doesn’t actually work. A friend sent me this article about how the city of Sacramento was going to buy a hotel and turn it into homeless housing. According to the article, the plan was scrapped because a developer got upset – they were...
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