Compassion Part 2

  Jonah 3:1-10 These past few weeks I’ve been imagining this Book of Jonah as movie. Jonah could be played by Steve Carrell—you know, Michael from the TV show, The Office. Or, better yet, George Castanza—not the guy who played George on Seinfeld but actually George himself. Or, if we...

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With Apologies to Carrie Underwood

  Matthew 4:1-11 As a response to my sermon on January 11th, 2015 in which I criticized Carrie Underwood’s theology present in her song, “Something in the Water”, I rewrote her song. The premise is that there was nothing in the water that made her stronger, it is the traveling through...

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Part of the Family

  John 15:1-6 When it comes to hymns, I get to hear a lot of opinions about what people like, and what people don’t! I’ve had a number of times over the last 2.5 years where we’ve sung an ‘older’ hymn, and someone has told me afterwards how much they...

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