Called to Order

One part of being in ministry that I appreciate is being part of an order.  It occurred to me on Sunday night after having called a fellow minister for his counsel that this is something unique to members of religious orders.  I have colleagues...

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The Power to Comprehend

Each week I go through the delightful process of discerning which artwork I’d like to feature on the front of the bulletin to best illuminate the scripture or sermon focus.  Today, it occurred to me that you might like to hear a little more...

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Baseball Diamonds are Forever

This past week, our Men’s book club discussed a book we had been reading called Sum: Forty Tales from the Afterlives, by David Eagleman. The book is written by a neuroscientist, and includes imaginative vignettes supposing an afterlife in various...

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Faith and Tragedy

This past Sunday evening, I learned that the man who was killed by a stray bullet in the Best Buy on Skelly drive was a former constituent of the church. Many of you know or remember Wesley Brown, who attended church here a few years ago with his...

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A New Preaching Path

As the sermon series on Acts came to a close this past Sunday, I turned my attention to what would come next. I had figured that I could easily return to the lectionary (which is a prescribed cluster of scriptures organized in a three year...

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Epistle to the Tulsans

A couple of weeks ago, I mentioned how much I enjoyed Paul’s “salutations” found at the end of his letters in the New Testament, and how I thought that we might sometimes stifle the Spirit of gratitude when we want to give thanks and “name...

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