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  1. Sermon: Freedom, Love, and Pain

    Article Sermon: Freedom, Love, and Pain

    Preaching on Memorial Day weekend is difficult for preachers. A good many of those who attend American worship come with the expectation that the service will, in some way, focus…

  2. Sermon Starter: Easter Sunday

    Article Sermon Starter: Easter Sunday

    Acts 10:34-43; Psalm 118:1-2, 14-24; Colossians 3:1-4; John 20:1-18 In the beginning.  These are, arguably, the best known words in the Bible.  “In the…

  3. Sermon: Named and Claimed

    Article Sermon: Named and Claimed

    Scripture: John 20:1-18 We have all walked “tomb-ward” like Mary, on a morning of defeat or despair or deep grief. Pick up the daily paper. Evidence that evil is…

  4. Jesus' Mother

    Article Jesus' Mother

    "When Jesus saw his mother and the disciple whom he loved standing beside her, he said to his mother, Woman, here is your son.' Then he said to the disciple, 'Here is your…

  5. Sermon Starter for Ash Wednesday: Blood and Dust

    Article Sermon Starter for Ash Wednesday: Blood and Dust

    Last Ash Wednesday, I gave blood for the first time since before becoming pregnant with my daughter almost two years earlier. My father and his mother are/were big blood donors…

  6. The Second Bread: A Story of Sacramental Mystery

    Article The Second Bread: A Story of Sacramental Mystery

    The worst of times. People were eating their dogs. Children were fainting in school. Fuel for heating was gone. Makeshift stoves consumed wood torn from buildings. The Chukotka…

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