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Master Sermon

Weekly powerhouse sermons based on the traditional lectionary.


God’s Golden Buzzer Moment

God’s Second Chances Are More Than Re-do’s

Story Sermon

Interactive metaphor-rich sermons based on the new Story Lectionary along with Image Exegesis.


It’s Okay to Cry

Mourning is not an act of doubt, but a conviction of deep and abiding love.

My Prayer For You

Pastor’s Prayer for 30 October 2016 –All Saints Day

ALMIGHTIE God, whiche haste knitte together thy electe in one Communion and felowship, in the misticall body of thy sonne Christe our Lord; graunt us grace so to folow thy holy Saynctes in all virtues, and godly livyng, that we maye come to those inspeakeable joyes, whiche thou hast prepared for all them that unfaynedly love thee; through Jesus Christe.

–Thomas Cranmer (the 1549 Prayer Book)


Sound Theology with Colleen Butcher



We are now in the twenty-fifth week after Pentecost, the final month of Ordinary Time. The days are getting shorter, the evenings darker, and, frankly, I am weary. There are many reasons for my fatigue, but from a liturgical perspective (one of my favorite perspectives! J), the truth is... read more

The Open Table

Willful Blindness

Willful Blindness: Why We Ignore the Obvious at Our Peril

By Margaret Heffernan

Review by Douglas Balzer

Willful Blindness engages the complexity of one of the most pervasive issues we face as human beings: not recognizing what is right in front of us and visible. There are things we do not see, because we choose not to, because, in the words of Margaret Heffernan, “we are willfully blind.”

If you are not familiar with Margaret Heffernan, she is a Texan born, Cambridge-educated, raised in the Netherlands, entrepreneur. She has championed allowing employees to have an active role and voice within companies. Her background in business is impressive.

A reading of the title itself caused my curiosity to swirl. How do we intentionally diminish the ability to comprehend what we are seeing? In narrative style, Margaret weaves a tapestry that combines social anthropology and real life examples of human behavior with perilous results. She examines the common dilemma we all face: the act of being willfully blind, denying truths that are “too painful, too frightening to confront.” read more…

The Digital Feast with Daniel Johnson 

A Cornucopia of Information

“In 1976, there were 9,000 products in the average grocery store, and now it’s ballooned to 40,000 products. And yet most of us can get almost all our shopping done in just 150 items, so you’re having to ignore tens of thousands of times every time you go shopping.”... read more