December 21, 2015

First of all, let me offer my deep gratitude to Natasha Lennard who interviewed Brad Evans for the New York Times. The piece, Thinking Against Violence, an unusually thoughtful piece for mainstream media, inspired this sermon and helped me find a bit of my voice this week! Read more

December 14, 2015

I think Jackson Browne may have said it best: There comes a point when you’re not sure why you’re still talking; I passed that point long ago. I mean really, in a world where supposedly responsible people are spouting off such unadulterated hatred, in a world that is essentially hostile enough to Christian faith that it isn’t likely to listen to an interpretation of its symbols even if they aren’t based in a first century world view, in that world,... Read more

December 7, 2015

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November 23, 2015

So this sermon is swimming around in some of the same waters as last week. The real theme of the letter, or at least this part of it, is trusting in the power of God to move towards unity. I’m thinking about that in the context of the sometimes outrageous remarks we hear concerning refugees. There are a lot of Christians out there on the campaign trail, but I’m not hearing a lot of trust in God. I don’t mean... Read more

November 16, 2015

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November 2, 2015

We really do have GOSPEL to share. I wish we’d share it. I’ll be off next week. When I get going at this, I’ll see if I can’t get some guest preachers to jump in. Read more

October 26, 2015

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October 19, 2015

Grace and peace, Rev. Samuel G. Alexander   Read more

October 17, 2015

I started reading Peaceful Passages the day Governor Jerry Brown signed California’s Assisted Suicide bill into law. The context is important, at least it has been to me. I should start by saying that Peaceful Passages might be the best book I’ve written about as part of the Patheos Book Club. Janet Wehr, RN, has been a Hospice Care nurse for many years. That’s not an easy thing because you need both boundaries so the grief of it all doesn’t... Read more

October 12, 2015

Among other things, the sermon delves into the question, “What does the cross and resurrection have to do with evolutionary theory?” Read more

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