Engaging Questions – Sermon Text: July 10, 2022

This scripture is famously the only story in the canonical gospels that tells us anything about Jesus’s growing up years.  The information it provides is scanty, but important:  Jesus grew up in a faithful and observant Jewish family; his parents trusted the community they traveled with to care...

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Reflections July 3, 2022

2 Kings 5: 1-14 Chances are that Naaman had a pretty good life: prestige, power, respect, wealth, servants, access to the highest authorities of his time and place.  But despite Naaman’s reputation as a warrior and commander, he wasn’t quite acceptable among gatherings of his peers.   Regardless...

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What’s the Good Word? – Sermon Text: June 26, 2022

Over the last couple weeks I ended up spending some time on my other job, working with congregations in the United Church of Christ as they look for pastors.  A congregation I’m trying to help imploded unexpectedly this month (that qualifies as emergency circumstances) and I ended up helping them...

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