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Weekly powerhouse sermons based on the traditional lectionary.

The Wind and the Flame of Love

Have you been born of the Spirit?

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

Scroll Bread and Honey

The Lord’s promises are sweeter than you can imagine!

My Prayer For You

Pastor’s Prayer for 27 May 2018

Thou Eternal God, out of whose absolute power and infinite intelligence the whole universe has come into being, we humbly confess that we have not loved thee with our hearts, souls and minds, and we have not loved our neighbors as Christ loved us. We have all too often lived by our own selfish impulses rather than by the life of sacrificial love as revealed by Christ. We often give in order to receive. We love our friends and hate our enemies. We go the first mile but dare not travel the second. We forgive but dare not forget. And so as we look within ourselves, we are confronted with the appalling fact that the history of our lives is the history of an eternal revolt against you. But thou, O God, have mercy upon us. Forgive us for what we could have been but failed to be. Give us the intelligence to know your will. Give us the courage to do your will. Give us the devotion to love your will. In the name and spirit of Jesus, we pray. Amen.

–Martin Luther King Jr.


Sound Theology with Colleen Butcher


Pentecost 2

If you love me, obey my commandments. And I will ask the Father, and he will give you another Advocate, who will never leave you. He is the Holy Spirit, who leads into all truth. The world cannot receive him, because it isn’t looking for him and doesn’t recognize him....

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The Open Table

Avengers: Infinity War

Avengers: Infinity War, starring basically everyone (rated PG-13)

–Review by Ashley Linne


I am a huge fan of the Marvel cinematic universe, and I’ve also read a few of the comics. I’m familiar with the comic book storyline that the Infinity War movies are drawing from. Even so, I was not fully prepared for the emotional roller coaster of this movie. If you want more spoilers than that, I’m about to give you a few but they’re also all over the internet: this is one of those rare films where everybody dies and the bad guy wins.

The film is full of semiotic goodness. What I want to call out from the movie is the character of Thanos and his roles of father and god. read more…

The Digital Feast with Derek White

Religion in USAmerica

Most Americans believe, but not always in the God of the Bible Read more at: Digitally mine from:  EXPECTING PEOPLE TO CONFORM IS NOT LOVE Summary: “Over the course of my life, I’ve developed a mold in my head for the ideal...

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