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Why Are We Doing This?

I’ve found myself over the last few months in my new call asking a lot of people and groups, “Why are we doing this?” This is a congregation full of people with the awesome inclination toward being helpful. But that … Continue reading

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Call Out Culture, also known as Learning Stuff

Most of the things I know about racism, I learned and continue to learn from being called out for my unhelpful attitudes and actions. In classrooms, on social media, in friendships, and in casual conversation with people who were basically … Continue reading

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Holding on after Charlottesville – A Sermon on Genesis 32

The same night he got up and took his two wives, his two maids, and his eleven children, and crossed the ford of the Jabbok. He took them and sent them across the stream, and likewise everything that he had. … Continue reading

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Lectionary Blogging, Kind of

Two things you should know about this week: We are a week behind the lectionary, because we had a fairly spontaneous youth-led Sunday last week, and there is NO WAY I am skipping the story of Jacob wrestling God. So … Continue reading

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A Sermon on Genesis 29:15-28

**Throughout this sermon, there are repeated references to “turning the story,” a phrase which came from the Children’s Message. We looked at pictures that, from one perspective, seem to be people hanging precariously from cliffs or walking on their hands … Continue reading

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Lectionary Ranting – Genesis 29

As some of you know, I’ve been putting the lectionary passages from Genesis into a series for the past few weeks. I’ve been going pretty heavy on the angle of “Look, these are human beings, in a very different culture … Continue reading

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A Sermon on Genesis 28:10-22

This week was less scripted than usual, so there is no transcript available for this sermon. However, I wanted to put up an outline for those who missed it and are trying to follow the series on Origin Stories. Hopefully … Continue reading

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