Category Archives: Theology

Sunday’s Sermon Today: More Than Stories – Who God Calls (Gen. 15:1-17, Heb. 11:8-16)

Is there a call you dread getting? A call you try to avoid on a regular basis? As a United Methodist pastor, I am always checking my caller ID from February through April. That’s the time of year when the … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today: More Than Stories – It’s an Ark, Not a Lifeboat (Gen. 6:9-22)

Do you ever feel like you’re a fish swimming in the opposite direction of all of the other fish? Do you ever feel like you’re a square peg in a world full of circular holes? I bet Noah can relate … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today – Be the Attitude: Like a Child

They say that love can heal the broken They say that hope can make you see They say that faith can find a Savior If you would follow and believe With faith like a child.  —Jars of Clay, “Like a … Continue reading

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View From the Shore (3.0) #6: Beware the Undertow

The weather has been less than ideal this week, if you’re looking for all-day sun. But if you time things just right, you can have a solid four-hour period of beach time, followed by a storm or two. That has … Continue reading

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View From the Shore (3.0) #5: The Simplest Moments

I love the beach. It’s well documented – because I tell everyone, I write about it, and it’s my favorite place in the universe. I love the swimming and body surfing, the eating out at our favorite places, the shopping, … Continue reading

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View From the Shore (3.0) #4: It’s All Connected

The rain found us. Again and again and again. The water surged, the temperature dropped, and the lightning and thunder forced us off of the beach. But after the storm, the sea’s wonders were more wonderfully revealed. The dolphins showed … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Sermon Today – Be the Attitude: #Mercy (Matthew 18:21-35)

Brant Hansen tells a story about his friend, Michael, an evangelical Christian, bought a space downtown and set out to open a Christian coffee shop that would attract speakers and musicians to share their faith. The year before, the same … Continue reading

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