Archive for October, 2017

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My goal today for this sermon marking the 500th anniversary of the Reformation is to do something I don’t believe I have done in 26 years of preaching on Reformation Sunday.  I am going to preach a Reformation Sunday sermon without mentioning . . .(slide 1) “you know who.” (more…)

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We have been hearing a lot in the news this past week about a new federal tax plan.  Proponents of it think it will be good for our country and the economy.  But every time some new tax codes are floated out there, everyone starts asking: “Who will get a tax break?”  “Whose taxes will increase?”  I’m not sure I really understand all the numbers and all the issues involved.  But I do know that I don’t particularly LIKE paying taxes.  I’m guessing no one really does. (more…)

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I’m tired of hearing about violence in our world.


This past week we broke another record.  The biggest mass shooting in American history.  I’m weary of it.  So are you.  It makes no sense.  Once again we have to process this and parents have to try to figure out how to talk to their kids about it.  And all of us are left with a lingering feeling of unease and disappointment that it has happened again. (more…)

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