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    Walking with the Good Shepherd

    Texts: 1 John 3: 16-24 and John 10:11-18 Like many millions of people not only in the United States but around the world, I...

    Abide These Three: Faith

    Text: John 14:1-14 The first sermon in the sermon series "Abide These Three: Faith, Hope, and Love" Originally preached May 18, 2014 When we look at the...

    The Way of the Lord

    Text: Psalm 1:1-6, Mark 9:30-37 This sermon originally preached November 1, 2015 Earthly standards of greatness do not reflect the values of the kingdom of God....

    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...

    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...

    Book Review: “This is What I Know About Art” by Kimberly...

    Kimberly Drew’s book, This is What I Know About Art, is a tiny book at 63 pages, and certainly does not reflect all that...

    “The New Jim Crow” by Michelle Alexander & “Just Mercy” by...

    The New Jim Crow:  Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness (10th Anniversary Ed.), by Michelle Alexander, and Just Mercy:  A Story of Justice...

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