Pastor’s Corner: Influence

June 5, 2019 How many people do you influence? I would guess it’s more than you imagine. What you say, what you do (and what you don’t say and what you don’t do) makes a difference in the lives of the people you see nearly every day. Think about their faces for a moment. Some […]

June 14, 2019 in Pastor's Corner Reflections by

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What I’m Thinking: Questions About Wisdom

The figure of Wisdom takes center stage in Proverbs 8 – but why not in human life? And why do we (men) resist the authority of women? Here’s a transcript: My apologies for the dealy in producing What I’m Thinking this week. Last weekend was the ‘Aha Pae’aina of the Hawai’i Conference of the United […]

June 11, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Another Language for Rejoicing

Pentecost SundayActs 2:1-21 by Eric Anderson Fulfillment hardly ever looks like what we’d expected. At least, not the fulfillment of God’s promises. There are plenty of human fulfillments that look exactly like the picture in the catalog, or the image on the screen. This microphone, for example. It looks exactly the same as it did […]

June 9, 2019 in Sermons by

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VBS 2019 – Calling All Superheroes

Vacation Bible School will be held at the Church of the Holy Cross on July 25, 26, and 27, 2019 for pre-kindergarteners to 8th graders. Thursday, July 25, 5:30 – 8:30 pm Sleepover* from Friday, July 26, 5:30 pm to Saturday, July 27, 10:00 am (*Sleepover is optional)Come and discover your strength in God!To register, […]

June 5, 2019 in Uncategorized by

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What I’m Thinking: Spirit of Discernment

Even on the day of Pentecost, when the Holy Spirit came with signs and wonders, it was not obvious that what was happenings came from the Holy Spirit. People still needed to interpret. They still needed to understand. Here’s a transcript: I’m wearing red because this coming Sunday is Pentecost Sunday. It celebrates the gift […]

June 2, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Annoying People

June 2, 2019Seventh Sunday of Easter Acts 16:16-34 by Eric Anderson Back in February, I was honored to deliver the sermon at the Hawai’i Conference’s Church Leaders Event at Nu’uanu Congregational Church UCC on O’ahu. I asked the assembly a series of yes or no questions, and they’d raise their hands if the answer was […]

June 2, 2019 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: People, Not Things

Sometimes people treat people as if they were things. The Apostle Paul showed how powerful it can be if you treat people like people. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the sixteenth chapter of Acts of the Apostles (Acts 16:16-34). In one sense, it tells a very common story: it describes the Apostle Paul being […]

May 26, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: Holy City

May 26, 2019Sixth Sunday of Easter Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5 by Eric Anderson The Revelation to John is popular with some Christians, and really unpopular with other Christians. Based on what people shared during our Bible studies this week, and on the time our Sunday morning group studied the book, I would guess that it would […]

May 26, 2019 in Sermons by

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What I’m Thinking: Holy City

Much of the Revelation to John contains words and images of judgment and destruction – but judgment and destruction are not the goal. Here’s a transcript: I’m thinking about the Revelation to John, towards the end: portions of chapters 21 and 22 (Revelation 21:10, 22-22:5). Much of the book of Revelation is concerned with judgment: […]

May 20, 2019 in What I'm Thinking by

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Sermon: What Has God Cleansed?

May 19, 2019Fifth Sunday of Easter Acts 11:1-18 by Eric Anderson Not to oversell you, here, but this is one of the most important texts in the entire Bible. The story is so important the Luke, the gospel writer who also wrote the Acts of the Apostles, told it not once, not twice, but three […]

May 19, 2019 in Sermons by

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