Prayer for February 5, 2021

Prayer for February 5, 2021: Please pray with me. Foundational God, you set the foundation of the world and all that is true. You are the foundation of all things. Yet, so many accept foundations that are not of you and have no relation to what you are about....
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We have to agree…

There are many, many disagreements going on in the world. That isn’t new. What might be new for many of us is the intensity of the disagreements. I think one of the reasons why disagreements have become so heated is that there is no longer agreement on basic foundational...
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When are the best days for the church?

There’s a great deal of debate in the church these days. That happens in times of uncertainty and great upheavals. And let’s be clear, COVID-19 and the changes wrought on society have caused a great upheaval. All the things that were normal to us have been shaken to their...
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Prayer for February 3, 2021

Prayer for February 3, 2021: Please pray with me. God of unity, God of trust, oh how mistaken we are. We make some bad assumptions and suffer the consequences of those assumptions. And too often we don’t even realize we are making bad assumptions. We assume everyone agrees what...
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Trust and Unity – two misunderstood terms

I watched the Presidential Inauguration on January 20th like many other people. I was curious to see what tone the new president would be setting. I heard the word “unity” used a lot. It’s a great theme in theory. And the message was needed considering how un-united the nation...
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Prayer for February 2, 2021

Prayer for February 2, 2021: Please pray with me. God who frees us, there are so many people who need to be freed right now. But this is not new is it? You have been freeing people from all sorts of bondages throughout human history. It’s a never ending...
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What to do with people trapped in conspiracy theories…

I’ve been wrestling with a question for some time now.  A question that I don’t have a good answer for, or really a whole lot of insight into.  A question that just leaves me with a boggled mind and I’m not sure what to do with it.  The question...
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Prayer for February 1, 2021

Prayer for February 1, 2021: Please pray with me. God who casts out unclean spirits, cleanse our world. Cast out all things unclean with in and in the systems we are a part of. Cast out the unclean spirits that destroy lives and brake relationships – things like racism,...
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Exorcising unclean spirits and QAnon

(I preached this sermon on Sunday, January 31, 2021 in response to Mark 1:21-28. You can find the full service, including the sermon, on the church website). What do you think about this Gospel reading today?  What do you make out of it?  When you think about Jesus performing an exorcism...
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