Monthly Archives: November 2013

When Our Leaders Fail Us

Sermon from 11-24-13, Scripture: Jeremiah 23:1-6 Woe to the shepherds who destroy and scatter the sheep of my pasture! says the Lord. 2Therefore thus says the Lord, the God of Israel, concerning the shepherds who shepherd my people: It is you who have scattered … Continue reading

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Battleground

The United Methodist Church is a battleground right now- but really, throughout history, it’s always been a battleground on many issues.  The latest headlines once again have focused on the battle raging within the church on the question of human … Continue reading

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“The Slackers” 11-17 sermon

2 Thessalonians 3:6-13 6Now we command you, beloved, in the name of our Lord Jesus Christ, to keep away from believers who are living in idleness and not according to the tradition that they received from us. 7For you yourselves know … Continue reading

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The Beauty of Conversation (an addendum to “Please Don’t Call Me Sweetie”)

I am so glad that my previous post has been encouraging, meaningful, and helpful for so many of my readers because I think this is an important issue in how we interact with people of all ages and genders in … Continue reading

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Please Don’t Call Me “Sweetie”

I attended a meeting recently where a male authority figure in my denomination called me “sweetie” when I approached him and extended my hand for a handshake.  In fact, this happens quite often.  Here is what happens when you call … Continue reading

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“The Guest”

Luke 19:1-10: He entered Jericho and was passing through it. 2A man was there named Zacchaeus; he was a chief tax collector and was rich. 3He was trying to see who Jesus was, but on account of the crowd he could not, because … Continue reading

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