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Don’t Worry, Be Joyful (Sunday’s Sermon Today- Gospel of Luke)

Fresh out of business school, the young man answered a want ad for an accountant. Now he was being interviewed by a very nervous man who ran a small business that he had started himself. “I need someone with an … Continue reading

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Livin’ On A Prayer (Ash Wednesday Sermon)

Livin’ on a prayer. Bon Jovi, circa 1986, nailed it in the musically excellent department, chronicling an economically-challenged couple who work hard, stick with each other, and hold onto hope livin’ on a prayer. The album Slippery When Wet was one of my … Continue reading

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On Veterans Day (A Mustard Seed Musing)

I’ve never been in the military; in fact, I’m a conscientious objector. But I grew up near the Naval War College in Newport, RI, and my friends were the children of soldiers; I pastor a church a few miles from … Continue reading

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Ten Words #8: Cookie Jars and Cash Registers (Sunday’s Sermon Today)

So, I’m not preaching on Sunday (thanks to Annual Conference), but preaching a sermon series means it’s on my mind anyway. So, briefly, here’s what I’d say, for those of you keeping track. “Do not steal.”–Exodus 20:15 The Israelites, recently … Continue reading

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Ten Words #3: The Name

“You shall not misuse the name of the Lord your God, for the Lord will not hold anyone guiltless who misuses his name.” (Exodus 20:7) “What’s in a name?” That’s the question that Juliet asks, bemoaning the fact that Romeo … Continue reading

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