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A Shalom Community

Here is the sermon skeleton for the 2nd week after Pentecost Year A, 2017. I’m attaching some stuff that doesn’t come up in the sermon, but that we can go back to in reference as we think about growing more … Continue reading

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Atonement, Eucharist, Good News

Wow, it’s been a while since I’ve been on here. What can I say? Life has been busy. Since I last checked in, I’ve hit several walls and come pretty close to a few break-downs. For now, though, things are … Continue reading

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A Revised Order of Service for Terence

Prelude Community Welcome A Brief Order for Confession and Forgiveness A Prayer of Lament for Those Who Cannot Breathe by Rev. Prince Rivers (Slightly adapted by Rev. Rob Martin) Holy God, a cloud of grief hangs heavy over my head … Continue reading

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The Church’s Role in Resurrection

Well, I’ve been thinking provocative thoughts again. This time, it was spurred on by a guy named Chris Hoke, who is a prison chaplain in the Pacific Northwest. I’m currently waiting for his book (Wanted: A Spiritual Pursuit Through Jail, … Continue reading

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Sermon manuscript (more or less accurate)

Pentecost 13 or something C 28 August 2016 Luke 14: 1-14ish In John’s Gospel Jesus defines himself as the True and Living Way Or as our translations usually state it: I am the way, the truth, and the life. Both … Continue reading

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Success as a Less Faithful Goal

Last week I went with a friend to a conference in Lee’s Summit, MO. It was fantastic, by the way. The 3 main speakers at this conference (“The Crucified God”) spoke with us from 3 different perspectives about what it … Continue reading

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Of Shipwrecks and Rescues

Standard greetings apply: Long time, no see and all that. The truth is, I’ve been too depressed to write. Overwhelmed, tired, bummed out, sapped of strength. Church conflict wears me out. It’s not that we’re always in conflict here, but … Continue reading

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