“Only the strong survive…”

That’s the quote from the now former mayor of a city in Texas said in response to people seeking heat and power as a result of the winter storm in Texas and much of the middle portion of the country. You can read the story here – https://www.cbsnews.com/news/tim-boyd-texas-mayor-colorado-city-resigns-power-outages/. Real...
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Prayer for February 18, 2021

Prayer for February 18, 2021: Please pray with me. God who creates and sustains, make your presence known to us. You make us in your image and likeness. You make us to be creators as well. And create we do. Some good things, some not so great things. We...
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People and systems

Do people change systems? Or are systems more likely to change people? The answer is yes to both. But it’s also pretty complicated too. Individuals can’t change a system on their own. Systems are made up of people. A really bad person, even someone who is evil, can’t change...
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Prayer for February 17, 2021

Prayer for February 17, 2021: Please pray with me. God who is political, hear us. Wait! What? God is political!?! But what about separation of church and state? What about not talking about politics and religion in polite company? What about keeping your religion out of my politics? Hmm....
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My relationship status for politics: It’s complicated

It’s always been complicated. I guess that’s what happens when you have worked in the very center of the political world at a young age and have seen how things actually work. My relationship with politics has gone through a range of relationship statuses. And I feel as though...
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Who do you listen to?

(This is the sermon I preached in response to Mark 9:2-9. You can find the recording as well as the full service on our church website.) Who do you listen to? The 1997 movie Wag the Dog is one of my favorite movies.  It has a great cast of actors.  The...
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Prayer for February 12, 2021

Prayer for February 12, 2021: Please pray with me. Holy God, you come to us over and over again in so many ways, you are present again today. The age old battle between two opposing ideas is on display – that the ends justify the means and that the...
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