1st Sunday after Christmas

Christmas 1.17 “Fall and Rising” Luke 2:22-40 “You talk like you actually believe what all the Bible says….” He said it with a grin, a distinguished looking gentleman with a warm, but mischievous twinkle in his eye—right after a funeral, and he’d caught up to me at

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4th Sunday Advent

Advent 4.17 “Having His Way With Us” Luke 1:26-38 Her reaction is not typical, certainly not how most modern people would respond to the angel’s opening: “Rejoice, highly favored one, the Lord is with you; blessed are you among women!” I mean, if a Jedi knight showed

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Christmas Eve December 24, 2017

Christmas Eve.17 “A Very Eschatological Christmas” Luke 2:1-20 It’ll change ‘ya. It’ll change your life. This is said of many things in our world, from Diet Dr. Pepper (and other drinks, Dilly, Dilly!), to cosmetics—that new diet, or gym membership; it’s said of sports equipment, cars, investment

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3rd Sunday Advent

Advent 3.17 “Testimony” John 1:6-8, 19-28 You never know when testimony (court-room style!) may be demanded of you. St. Peter tells us in his epistle that “you should always be ready to give a defense to anyone who asks you a reason for the hope that is

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Second Sunday Advent

Advent 2.17 “Baptizing in the Wilderness” Mark 1:1-8 It’s not the way we would do it now, is it? Think about it for a minute. If you were God (blasphemous thought, but that’s part of the problem, those kind of thoughts, so let’s tackle them right now,

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Advent Midweek Vespers 1 Dec. 6, 2017

Advent MW 1.17 “Speak to… Jerusalem” Is. 40:1-11 I’ve often said that a confusion in modern Christendom about mission and how it’s carried out is one of our biggest problems. Quite honestly, if you look at the last 50 years when the modern view of missions really

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