Monthly Archives: April 2013

Getting grounded

“My heart overflows with noble words; to the king I must speak the song I have made!” Psalm 45:1 What an amazing, exciting, and wonderfully grace-filled few days it’s been!  I just got back from a candidacy retreat at my … Continue reading

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God, by any other name

How well do you know the Lord’s Prayer?  If you’ve found your way here, I’d be willing to bet you’ve at least heard it, if you don’t know it by heart: Our Father in Heaven, Hallowed be your name. Your … Continue reading

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Things That Matter x 2

One really exciting project that I have helped start through my church is a young adult faith discussion group in Lincoln’s Near South neighborhood, called Things That Matter.  We have a diverse group of folks that is by no means … Continue reading

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Entrance essay for candidacy

I will be continuing to post some of the things I’ve already written; I hope to get around to creating new content for this blog.  What I’m posting here is the essay I had to write as part of the … Continue reading

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My first sermon: Believe and You Just Might See

April 6-7, 2013 John 20:19-31 — “Doubting” Thomas Do you know how many stars are in our galaxy?  If I told you that there are 100s of billions of stars just in our galaxy alone, would you believe me?  You … Continue reading

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On poetry and property committees

Last Wednesday was a test day in the family literacy class I co-teach to refugees and other immigrants, so I had the better part of two hours to sit and ruminate on some things that have been on my mind … Continue reading

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