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Sermons (Page 12)

February 7, 2016, A Perfect Mess

Community is difficult and messy. And sometimes WE are difficult and a mess. We get angry and we stay away from church for a Sunday or two or eight or twenty. We get our feelings hurt and we hurt other people’s feelings too. We do our best but we are still a mess sometimes. But I like to say we are a perfect mess. Because in and through the wounds and aggravations, the little fights and the temporary set-backs, we carry on, with grace and with good hearts.

February 1, 2016, A Conspiracy of Love Seeking Justice

Loving “the other,” as refugees, foreigners, exiles, and migrants are often viewed, is dangerous business. It was in Jesus’ time and it is still today… True Christian values include profoundly radical love, the extravagant welcome we try to express in this church, generous hospitality that is not time-limited, and living out the call to love one’s neighbor as oneself.

January 24, 2016, The Power of the Word

Unless we can counter with the real stories of liberation and love, fairness and compassion, inclusion and justice, we are reduced to standing idly by when the Bible is misused, misquoted, and used to bludgeon marginalized or targeted groups. We must counter the ways the Bible is used to mistreat, leave out, punish, and exploit. And we must counter with force and vigor all the ways the Bible is used to condone violence.