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    Beyond Boundaries

    In my humble estimation, the story of Philip and the Ethiopian eunuch in Acts chapter 8 is one of the most overlooked stories in...

    Abide These Three: Hope

    Text: Lamentations 3:1-6, 14-24 (Todd is reading in this recording from the TANAK) and Revelation 21:1-7 The second sermon in the sermon series “Abide These...

    Abide These Three: Love

    Text: John 13:33-5; 14-15-21 The third sermon in the sermon series “Abide These Three: Faith, Hope, and Love.” A partial transcript of the sermon. ...Love is...

    Do We Get It?

    Texts: Nehemiah 2.1-5, 13-18 and Philippians 2.1-13 This sermon originally preached on September 11, 2011 In the collective American psyche, September 11 is one of...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 1

    After listening to Clint Smith speak in an interview about his book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 2

    While planning my daughters’ homeschool history lessons I stumbled across Wheatlands Plantation about an hour away from where we’ve been living in Tennessee. Not...

    Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

    There are two traditional Scripture readings associated with Ash Wednesday.  The Gospel lesson is Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 in which Jesus gives His disciples instructions...

    In Remembrance

    This is my first MLK Day holiday after five years in Canada where the third Monday in January is just another day, the start...

    Dense

    Ah, the colors of fall. Orange, red, gold, russet, and … pink. Yep. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, if you have...

    Heritage of Hate

    The intense national debate over the removal of Confederate monuments often boils down to questions of intent and affect. What was the original intent...

    Books for Reckoning with White Supremacy in the American Church

    The Cross and the Lynching Tree, James H. Cone (2011) The Color of Compromise: The Truth about the American Church’s Complicity in Racism, Jemar Tisby...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 2

    While planning my daughters’ homeschool history lessons I stumbled across Wheatlands Plantation about an hour away from where we’ve been living in Tennessee. Not...

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