She Is The Pastor

In the coming weeks I will be participating in a community that is reading together this book: She: Five Keys to Unlock the Power of Women in Ministry   by Karoline M Lewis. It can be found here and in other places, too, but I love my local bookstore so you should buy from them. Anyhow, I’ve…

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Pool of Love

Lent 5C  John 12:1-8 What is the scent of love? Scents are some of the most mysterious and magical of our sensory experiences. Even the description of an aroma can trigger our imaginations and memories in ways that many other things cannot. In one of my current favorite novels, there are magical bottles filled with…

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Wild Things In the Wilderness

Lent Wednesday March 21  Numbers 21:4-9   Romans 8:38-39 Where the Wild Things Are   The text we heard from the Old Testament always reminds me of Where the Wild Things Are by Maruice Sendak. It is the story of a young boy named Max, his journey in the wilderness and his defeat of the wild things. The…

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The Garbage Man

Lent Wednesday 2  Luke 23:39-43   Revelation 5:1-10 Our theme for the Wednesdays throughout Lent is seeing God in the unexpected places. To that end, I give you this story:  Once upon a time, there was a little town not too far from here with people who were not too different from us called Sunny Forest.…

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Ray Bradbury Writing Sermons

One of the very best things about my call (job, position, vocation, whatever you wish to label it–though call is most appropriate) is that I get to read and write a lot. That’s a pretty good thing since I love both of those things. While on internship in seminary I remember calling a classmate of mine…

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Midnight Movie

At midnight last night/this morning I saw the last and final movie in the Harry Potter series. Don’t judge me. Actually, on second thought, judge me all you want. I don’t care. It is a fine story, fairly well made movie series and it has some fantastic British actors in it, not the least of…

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DMin

Since before I even graduated from seminary, I have been pondering the possibility of getting a DMin.  What is a DMin you say? Excellent question! A DMin is guitar chord. Also, a DMin is a Doctor of Ministry. I’m actually talking about the later. A DMin is a terminal degree (not that you are terminated after you acquire it…. but that…

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