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Baptized Into Death

November 1, 2020
Water is perhaps the most essential deadly thing on earth. Don’t get enough of it—say there’s a drought or you’re lost in the desert—can’t find enough water, and you die.…
When the Protestant Reformation began in 1517, the Papacy had a standing army of many thousands, in addition to crusading orders like the Teutonic Knights. So don’t complain when you’re…
For several years, Disney has been on a live-action-remakes-of-animated-classics rampage. Last year was Dumbo. Much of the plot was changed to make it more family friendly—an elephant doesn’t get drunk…
My first full-time job was at an air conditioner company, processing calls from repairmen to see if their work qualified for energy efficiency rebates. Every day I woke up at…
Carrie and I traveled Europe last summer. If you want my number one tip for traveling in foreign countries: bring pocket translator guides. If you want my number two tip…

The Best Leader

September 27, 2020
Every American knows Superman, but I never appreciated him until a few weeks ago. A philosopher I read argued that Superman’s point isn’t his cool powers… but rather the ethical…

The Lost Art of Lamentation

September 20, 2020
In a meeting last week, we planned for upcoming holidays like World Communion, Reformation Sunday, All Saints, and so on. While we’re working on updated yet still engaging worship opportunities…

The Wages of Grace

September 13, 2020
Five shifts of workers each are paid the same wages in today’s parable from Jesus. The denarius coin each man gets paid is the standard wage for a day’s unskilled…

Lessons in Missing the Point

September 6, 2020
If you will indulge me, an old preacher’s joke: What’s the difference between a Presbyterian and a Baptist? The Presbyterian will say hello to you at the liquor store. I…

Big Ideas in Small Packages

August 30, 2020
Note: Because of the complexity of its topic, today's sermon relies heavily on PowerPoint. Thus, it is better to watch the video rather than only read the transcript, if possible.…

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