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Sermon: September 17, 2017

What if this story is not meant to beat us up for not being forgiving enough, but is, instead, intended as an indictment of ANY system that sets God up as one who keeps score? What if we’re meant to see the king in today’s parable not as God, but as our own culture, a primitive creation of abusive power that can only be appeased through a blood sacrifice? What if the example we are meant to follow is not that of the king, but the other slaves, who appeal to the domineering ruler for mercy when their peer is in trouble? Continue reading

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Sermon: September 10, 2017

Fourteenth Sunday after Pentecost Every time we have a baptism here at Trinity, we put a white robe on the newly baptized (or a prayer shawl, if that person isn’t a baby). It’s a visible sign of what Paul describes … Continue reading

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Sermon: June 4, 2017

While we may not understand what the Holy Spirit IS, we certainly can see what the Holy Spirit DOES. Continue reading

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Sermon: May 21, 2017

When you feel like your back is up against the wall, doesn’t it feel empowering to know that someone is with you and for you? Continue reading

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Sermon: May 14, 2017

Fifth Sunday of Easter Gospel: John 14:1-14 If today’s Gospel reading sounded familiar to you, it’s probably because you’ve heard it read at funeral or two. It is popular because in times of distress it is comforting to hear Jesus … Continue reading

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