Monthly Archives: July 2013

I’ve learned something new!

I’ve finally learned (but will I remember) how to add sermon to the “From the Pulpit” page. Click on that link above and listen to a new sermon from the Gospel of Luke titled, “Everybody’s Invited.” Advertisements

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When feelings rule, chaos reigns

The social contract in its broadest sense – the shared commitments that lead to recognized standards and provide individuals and groups with a sense of stability – is being replaced by an individual mandate: that individuals must be happy. This … Continue reading

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Doomed to suffer from the wounds of the past?

The George Zimmerman trial has once again revealed to us and to the world the deep racial wounds that continue to cause the nation pain and suffering. One of the jurors said that the case was not about race, but … Continue reading

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Now, with God’s help, I shall become myself

John Newton, the author of “Amazing Grace,” once wrote: “I am not what I ought to be, I am not what I want to be, I am not what I hope to be in another world; but still I am … Continue reading

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Jesus’ neighborhood The story of the Good Samaritan

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The Declaration of Dependence

The English colonies in America began with land grants made by James I to the London and Plymouth Companies, and developed as business entities managed by shareholders or proprietors in the pursuit of financial gain. Georgia, the last of the … Continue reading

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A lobotomy to relieve a headache?

Although the experience of shame is universal, it is difficult to define. We can rightly distinguish shame from guilt – shame has to do with what I am, guilt with what I have done – but we are still left … Continue reading

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