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Exile in Our Own Land

Seek the welfare of the city where I have sent you into exile, and pray to the Lord on its behalf, for in its welfare you will find your welfare. Jeremiah 29:1-7 We knew beforehand that whatever the election’s outcome, … Continue reading

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What Faith Is For

Mordechai said to Queen Esther: “Who knows? Perhaps you have come to royal dignity for just such a time as this.” The apostles said to the Lord, “Increase our faith!” The Lord replied, “If you had faith the size of … Continue reading

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One Sentence Sermons, Part 2: Words of Consolation and Challenge

The Lord has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love kindness, and to walk humbly with your God? Micah 6:8 Last month, I asked you … Continue reading

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Send Me Your One-Sentence Sermon

This is not the age of information. . . This is the time of loaves and fishes. People are hungry and one good word is bread for a thousand. David Whyte I’ve set aside a few days this week and … Continue reading

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Being Right

Do not judge, so that you may not be judged. For with the judgment you make you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get. Why do you see the speck in your neighbor’s … Continue reading

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A Dreadful Week in America

Last night, not far from the place where a sniper shot President Kennedy, another sniper targeted police and transit police officers. They were on duty during what was, until the shooting broke out, a peaceful protest notable for the cooperative … Continue reading

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We Must Be Clear, White Racism is Sin

According to The Counted, a project of The Guardian, 136 African Americans have been killed by police so far this year. Alton Sterling was number 135. Philando Castile was number 136. In a CNN interview, Valerie Castile, Philando’s mother, said … Continue reading

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