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Pastor’s Corner: Ends and Means

January 23, 2019 You know, there’s got to be a better way. I’m thinking about our federal government shutdown. It’s the longest in our nation’s history, now a full week longer than the runner-up. Some are working without paychecks. Others wonder when they will get back to the responsibilities they value. The basic reason we […]

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Pastor’s Corner: Arbitrary New Year

January 9, 2019 The New Year is a pretty arbitrary holiday. There is no special significance to the first of January that would not apply to, say, the first of July (which is when the fiscal new year begins for many businesses). Although the European year gets a lot of attention, nations and cultures continue […]

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What I’m Thinking: Foundation for Ministry

Speaking in his home town synagogue, Jesus declared that prophecy was fulfilled in their hearing: release for the captives, healing for the suffering, good news for the poor. That’s the foundation of his ministry. Here’s a transcript: I think the Church of the Holy Cross is very blessed to have a special guest preacher this […]

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Sermon: What God Is Like

January 20, 2019Second Sunday after the Epiphany John 2:1-11 If you wanted to write a book about what God is like, where would you start? If you wanted to write a sermon about what God is like, where would you start? If you were me, you might start with a rhetorical question. That was the […]

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What I’m Thinking: Starting with Joy

According to John, the first sign Jesus performed that revealed who he was and what God intended for him was at the wedding at Cana: turning water into wine. He kept the celebration going. He began his ministry with joy. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the wedding at Cana described in the second chapter […]

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