Tag Archives: God

An Opening to Healing

I covered the  pulpit yesterday for a friend.  This is the sermon I preached using the texts from Isaiah 25:1-9 and Matthew 22:1-14. I serve Soldier On, a transitional shelter program for homeless veterans, as one of its chaplains.  Serving … Continue reading

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Christmas Eve Homily

This is my homily for Christmas Eve. The New York Times published the year in pictures the other day. Scanning through them I saw several photos of the presidential election. There were pictures of cities destroyed by violence and war … Continue reading

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A Memorial Day Prayer

This will be the first Memorial Day in a couple of years when I’m not asked to do the community’s Memorial Day prayer. It’s a task that falls upon one of the clergy in town, depending upon the size of … Continue reading

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Where’s Galilee?

This was my sermon on Easter Sunday.  I probably should have given it a different title.  I based the sermon on Mark 16:1-8. The words in this translation don’t convey fully what the women felt that first Easter morning.  They … Continue reading

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Wink, Wink – A Civics Setback

I was surprised to see Ken Starr’s essay, “Can I Vote for a Mormon?,” in the Washington Post the other day.  I know that Romney and Huntsman are practicing Mormons and for some evangelical voters they don’t sit well with … Continue reading

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A Christmas Homily That Won’t Preach

What signals a war’s end?  We probably will never see again a formal surrender ritual, like the picture of General Umezu signing papers before General MacArthur on the USS Missouri to close World War II. Our military left Iraq with … Continue reading

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God’s Visibility

Eric Weiner published an essay in Sunday’s New York Times in which he expressed his disappointment over our national conversation about God.  He noted that the two sides, “True Believers” and “Angry Atheists,” have monopolized the conversation so that those … Continue reading

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In God We Trust – Why?

Last Tuesday (Nov. 1), the House of Representatives voted to reaffirm “In God We Trust” as this nation’s motto.  The Washington Post reported the debate took about 35 minutes.  While an act of Congress in 1956 established “In God We … Continue reading

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