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One Major Improvement in Preaching Will Make All the Difference There is one thing, that if preachers would learn to do, it would vastly improve their preaching. Assume for a moment that you have something important to say. You can take that Word and preach a sermon that wanders about until it dribbles off the front [Read More…]

Confronting ISIS (or whatever the hell it’s called).

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Ephesians IV: Dismantling the False Self

Grace and peace, Rev. Samuel G. Alexander   [Read more…]

Ephesians Video II: Seeking a Life of Meaning

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Ephesians Video I: Invitation to a Sermon Series on Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians

I miss the pulpit, so I decided to do something about it. I will be preaching brief sermons on Monday mornings for at least as long as it takes for me to preach through Paul’s Letter to the Ephesians. This is the video introduction. The first sermon follows shortly.   The following video is of [Read More…]

Confessing Christianity’s Corporate Sin Against the Jewish People

A supersessionist view of the Christian covenant might have made some little sense in a mythic worldview, but never made any moral sense. The time has long since come for Christians to drop such an arrogant claim. It has contributed to extraordinary suffering and eroded any moral authority we might think we have. In that [Read More…]

Romans IX – It’s Very Close

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Evolution and Faith VIII – Meet Me in Galilee

Beauty and new life emerge out of the chaos of the cross. Beauty and new life emerge from the challenges and chaos of creation itself – same thing. But how are we to live into that possibility? How are we to live with hope as we develop and evolve? The entire Gospel of Mark was [Read More…]

Evolution and Faith VII – Death of the Church

Evolution and Faith VII – Death of the Church (Audio Right Click to Download) Mark 15:33-37 The Fourth Word at the Good Friday Service When it was new, darkness came over the whole land until it was three in the afternoon. At three o’clock Jesus cried out in a loud voice, “Eloi, Eloi, lema sabbachthani,” [Read More…]

Evolution and Faith VI–Evolution Happens in Stress

Evolution happens in all facets of life, but let’s take personal growth for a moment. The shame we hide – that we all hide – keeps us from the creative love we need. Evolution and Faith VI–Evolution Happens in Stress  (Audio Right Click to Download) Evolution and Faith VI – Stress Drives Evolution Luke 19:28-44; [Read More…]