Sleep out in the Park – People's Emergency Center, Philadelphia

Diane Nilan, our third interviewer had an opportunity to talk with the good folks at the People’s Emergency Center in Philadelphia during our Sleep out in the Park event to raise awareness around homelessness in the midst of the pandemic.  This interview is about 30 minutes long.  Enjoy. [youtube...
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Sleep out in the Park – Community Cares

Here’s an interview I did during the Sleep out in the Park event to raise awareness around homelessness.  This interview is with Beth Kempf, the Executive Director of Community Cares, the emergency shelter in Carlisle, PA.  The interview is just under 20 minutes.  Enjoy! [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dpnxcDx8rs&w=560&h=315] You can find...
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Prayer for July 29, 2020

Prayer for July 29, 2020: Please pray with me.  God of truth, speak and bend our ear that we would listen – listen to you truth.  Humanity is really good at spinning things, rationalizing things away, convincing ourselves of alternate truths, and lying to ourselves.  Too often, we prefer...
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Tough Topic Tuesday – Advocacy

Our Tough Topic Tuesday topic is on Advocacy.  What is it?  Why do we do it?  While you are at it, I invite you to support the Lutheran Advocacy Ministry of Pennsylvania – You can find out more about the ministry and sign up for email updates at www.lutheranadvocacypa.org....
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Sleep out in the Park – Pathway to Recovery

Here’s an interview that my co-host Pat LaMarche did with Sandy Jeffers of Pathway to Recovery, during our Sleep out in the Park event to raise awareness around homelessness during the pandemic.  The interview is just under 29 minutes.  Enjoy. [youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCVDLjj4qKE&w=560&h=315]...
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Prayer for July 28, 2020

Prayer for July 28, 2020: Please pray with me.  God of grace, God of mercy, thank you.  Thank you for grace and mercy.  You are not a God of karma.  You don’t give us what we deserve.  That’s a relief.  We’d be screwed otherwise.  No, instead you give us...
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Prayer for July 27, 2020

Prayer for July 27, 2020: Please pray with me.  God of the unexpected, you surprise us all the time.  We have ridiculous expectations about you.  And you don’t seem to care what our expectations are.  I wonder why that is.  Maybe because we are not in charge – you...
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Solomon, Paul, and Jesus – three mini-sermons

(I preached this sermon on Sunday, July 26, 2020.  You can see the entire service on the church website – www.ststephenlc.org) When I took my first preaching class, I remember being told by the professor a few important “rules.”  First, don’t worry about trying to knock it out of...
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Sleep out in the Park – Operation Veterans Hope

This is another interview from the Sleep out in the Park event I participated in.  The event’s purpose was to raise awareness about homelessness in the pandemic and what is being done to help people get out of homelessness.  This interview was with Karen and Thomas from Operation Veterans...
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