Do Or Do Not

Pentecost 6C Galatians 5:1,13-25   Luke 9:51-62 Do or Do Not, There Is No Try. That may be what Jesus is saying at the end of our Gospel text for today. Be a part of the Kingdom of God or do not, there is no simply trying it out. “Do or do not, there is…

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Fig

Luke 13:1-9  Lent 3C Once upon a time there was a fig tree growing in the middle of a large orchard. It was an orchard of peach trees and apple trees and fig trees and lots of other trees as well. It was a lovely orchard with trees that were strong and beautiful, short and…

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Unexpected Heroes

Lent 4 A    1 Samuel 16:1-13 Recently, people all across the country have been fascinated by pieces of paper with complex systems of lines on them like some sort of strange tree’s root system. Many have shouted at televisions, hung their heads in despair, or pumped their fists in the air with triumph. It is…

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Burnout

Have you ever thought about the difference between being burned out and being stressed? I recently had a conversation with a friend of mine and we were discussing that the underlying feeling seems to be different for burnout. “Stressed” can result from positive or negative things and can compound over time. It seems like everyone experiences stress…

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End of the Summer Internship

Sunday was the last day for our Project Connect Summer Intern. How has it been being a mini internship supervisor? (that is to say ‘mini’ internship not ‘mini’ supervisor) Well, she didn’t run screaming from the church at any point and I’m assuming that is a good thing. Will she become a pastor? Who knows?…

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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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The Ring Isn’t Wrong

It was not the best day. It was Trinity Sunday and I felt highly incompetent trying to ‘explain’ the unexplainable in a sermon. If you ever want to have your intellect humbled, try to explain the Father, Son and Holy Spirit, one God, The Holy Trinity without committing heresy and do so in under fifteen…

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