Category Archives: Church

The Beams of New Oxford Hall

I love a good story, and this is one of my favorites. I first read it in Stewart Brand’s The Next Whole Earth Catalog. It was told to him by the anthropologist Gregory Bateson. New College, Oxford, is of rather … Continue reading

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If I Only Had a Brain

Third in a series of sermons on the Wizard of Oz. This week we are looking at the Scarecrow, and the need to be thinking Christians.   I was a young Christian, trying to figure things out, and I was … Continue reading

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Queer Eye for the Christian Guy

When I gave my life to Christ in 1975 there was a lot of clean up I had to do to follow God the way I really wanted to. I invited Christ into my life, and the next thing I … Continue reading

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Presbyterians and Politics

  Note: At this summer’s General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (USA), the following statement was passed. “No congregation, session, presbytery, synod, or national office of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.), nor any individual acting on behalf of or in an … Continue reading

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Calmed, Healed, Sent

  Just seeing it on the shelf at the library unleashed a flood of memories. The Next Whole Earth Catalog. It threw me 44 years into the past, when I bought The Last Whole Earth Catalog on a whim from … Continue reading

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  Act One Roseanne and Repentance After flinging a racist tweet into the netsphere, Roseanne Barr wants to take it all back. In case you are one of the few people who have not heard about the controversy, she tweeted … Continue reading

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The Healing Place

This is a bit different sermon for me. It has a very open-ended conclusion, if it even has a conclusion. Basically I want to know how we can help each other encounter the healing power of God. (Text at the … Continue reading

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