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What I’m Thinking: Catch and… Then What?

  Jesus summoned his first disciples from their nets and told them they would now fish for people. But once you’ve caught people, what do you do then? They’re not to be used like fish. Here’s a transcript: Well, first of all, I’m thinking how good it is to be here, that last weekend’s nuclear […]

January 16, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: The Discomfort of Faith

January 14, 2018 John 1:43-51, Psalm 139:1-6, 13-18 My intent for this morning’s sermon had been to reflect on the intimacy of our relationship with God, the God who has “searched me and known me.” The psalmist seemed to find that relationship both uncomfortable and comforting. In these days of targeted advertising, security cameras, and […]

January 14, 2018 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Searched and Known

  In an age where we are concerned for our privacy, the Psalmist reminds us that there is One – a loving One – from whom we have no secrets. Here’s a transcript: I think I’ll explain the bandage first – this one here.  I had a skin growth removed from my nose. It’s healing […]

January 9, 2018 in What I'm Thinking by

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What I’m Thinking: Words and Deeds

Mark didn’t begin his gospel with an account of Jesus’ birth. He had other things he wanted to tell us about Jesus. Here’s a transcript: My first thought: Hau’oli makahiki hou! A Happy and Blessed New Year to all of you. This coming Sunday we have a real treat at Church of the Holy Cross. […]

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Sermon: Recognition

December 31, 2017 Luke 2:22-40 In the fall of 1985, I was a brand-new student at a new school – well, new to me. As part of orientation, we in the incoming class were supposed to pick up our lunch in the cafeteria and then go eat… somewhere. As it happened, I didn’t know where. […]

December 31, 2017 in Sermons by

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