Divesting in Israel? Not Before We Confess Our Own Sin

Last week the Presbyterian Church (USA), of which I am a member, did two things of note. First, it gave me and my colleagues permission to perform same gender weddings. I would have done them anyway if I’d been asked, but it’s nice to know that now I won’t be tried for heresy or whatever [Read More...]

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Why a Woman and a Girl?

Mark’s story about the healing of a woman and a girl raises a question. I get that the number 12 represents the old and new reign of God. I get that the woman was likely poor and the girl was likely rich, but why is this story about females? I didn’t find any commentator that [Read More...]

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Legion – Symptoms of an Ailing Society

a sermon about the structures of society arrayed against the power of God – complete mis-match. Also some pretty cool music at the end.   [Read more...]

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On the Sea

a sermon about the extraordinary pain of life and the inexplicable hold that God has at the center of it all. [Read more...]

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Is Our Faith Enough?

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Evolutionary Christianity I – Power to Become Children of God

Abstract The sermon claims that the central event of Christian faith – Cross and Resurrection – is descriptive of the evolutionary process of all creation. What comes from the death is something new and unexpected – novel – like the property of flow that came out of the union of 2 Hydrogen atoms and an [Read More...]

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What Does It Mean to Be Spiritual?

Are you spiritual? That’s a question that gets bandied about quite a bit these days. But what does it mean? For some it means that you “believe in God,” (as broadly defined or undefined as possible), but you don’t identify yourself as part of a particular religious tradition so that you are, by default, spiritual. [Read More...]

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Chant Wave

It was Friday night and we were off on an adventure. We drove up 101, made a left-hand turn and wound our way down a country road. Four miles later we made another left turn and travelled along looking for the next turnoff onto a dirt road. It came two miles later. We made the [Read More...]

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A Note to the Spiritual But Not Religious

It is not an easy case to make, I’ll grant, not easy to support the claim that Christianity has something left to offer to those identifying themselves as “Spiritual But Not Religious” (SBNR). And so as I begin this new blog, I intend to offer a basic rationale, a “theological framework,” to help the reader [Read More...]

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Magic Blood

My mother had rocks in her head. She said so herself. She was referring to certain faith puzzles she couldn’t seem to penetrate. Like a rock on a shelf she would occasionally take one down, look at it, then put it back. Turns out I have a couple of rocks in my head too. Take [Read More...]

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