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We Must not Resume Torture

The New York Times (January 5, 2017) reported that Donald Trump believes that torture works. Each day I read news which saddens me.  The direction that the Trump administration seems to lay out through his appointments and his statements will … Continue reading

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Proclaim the Story

I might as well make it a trilogy. Here’s my sermon from Easter morning.  I used Luke 24:1-12 as the text. The men thought that what the women told them was an idle tale.  They did not believe them.  Their … Continue reading

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I Hope We’re Not Too Late

OK, I didn’t watch the president’s speech on terrorism.  Then again, I rarely watch presidential speeches, except for, maybe, the State of the Union.  I used to be diligent about them, but stopped early in the Reagan administration as I … Continue reading

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Responding to Paris

I originally planned a very different sermon than this one.  I preached it yesterday in response to the Paris attack.  Several people found it helpful.  The end refers to a parishioner whose funeral I did on Thursday the day before … Continue reading

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NSA – What Have We Become?

Don’t misread me.  I’m disturbed by the recent revelations about the NSA intelligence gathering.  Sure, thwarting terrorism is its intention, and I’m not expert enough about intelligence to know all the algorithms and strategies to make it effective.  However, the … Continue reading

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