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Come Build a Church in Jerusalem

Acts 1.4-8 One hundred and twenty believers are gathered together for a church dinner. The hummus and pita and fish and olives and wine overflow the tables and there is laughter all around the crowded room. The kids are already done and running around after each other, while their parents yell at them to be […]

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Seeing the Holy Everywhere

Luke 17.11-19 Simeon lay still, eyes closed, as he slowly woke up. He smelled smoke from the fire, blowing from somewhere close-by. He had woken from a dream. In it, he was back home in his beloved Samaria. He lived in the shadow of the holy Mt. Gerizim. He could see the sun on it […]

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Images of Meaninglessness

Ecclesiastes 1.1-9 This summer, my brother and I went on a backpacking trip in the Olympic Mountains in Washington. One morning, we woke up and started our morning tasks. I grabbed the water filter and went down to a little stream near camp, and when I got there, I was amazed by this beautiful scene […]

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Images of Beauty

Psalm 65 On our way out to Virginia Beach this summer, we drove up into the Blue Ridge Mountains. It was a good stopping point half-way from Kentucky, and, well, it was in the mountains. We stayed at a hotel in Roanoke, and I woke up early and drove a mile or two down to […]

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Family Photos

2 Timothy 1.1-14 One of my photo assignments this summer was to dig through old photographs. The point is that when we look at old photos, we begin to see connect to our history and connect it to what is meaningful to us today. Jan Phillips, author of the book God is at Eye Level, […]

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Selfies and Solitude

Genesis 32.22-31 How many of you have taken a selfie today? How many of you have taken a selfie within the last week? Within the last month? How many of you think you know what a selfie is, but wouldn’t bet your life on it, and don’t think you’ve ever taken one before? For those […]

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The Gift of Imperfection

1 Corinthians 1.18-25 One day this summer, I got up early one morning to run on a nearby trail—the McKenzie River Trail. It is more famous as a mountain biking trail, enough that at least one national magazine proclaimed it as the “nation’s best.” On the first part of the trail, it continued to follow […]

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Looking and Seeing

Jeremiah 18.1-11 Have you ever looked at something, but not taken the time to really see it?   Case in point. I drive by Sixth and Iowa all the time, but there was this moment this summer where I saw something for both the first time and the millionth time. You may know that there […]

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Summer Camp

Hebrews 13.1-8, 15-16 It feels so good to be back with you all, and back in the pulpit! I do indeed have so many stories to tell, but my plan is not to tell too many of them today. After all, I have some time next week at the presentation, and then I hope to […]

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The Eyes of the Heart

I Kings 19.11-13 How many of you all know the book, used the book, or know someone who has used the book, What to Expect When You’re Expecting?  Written by Heidi Murkoff and Sharon Mazel, it has sold millions of copies, and has spawned thirteen follow-up titles: What to Expect the First Year, the Toddler […]

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