Monthly Archives: June 2011

The Long Road: Abraham, Isaac and God

This story of Abraham and Isaac comes from Israel’s distant past. It is a story people told as they tried to make sense of horrendous times—times when they wondered whether God was faithful to God’s promises; times when they struggled with being faithful themselves.

This story of Abraham and Isaac is a story people told in the aftermath of the fall of Judah, a story told during the years of exile, a story told when people wondered how they could sing the Lord’s song in a foreign land. This is a story of a people struggling to be faithful during a time when their faith was sorely tried. This is a story of a people wondering what on earth God was asking of them. Continue reading

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On This Day: A Sermon on Genesis 1: 1-2:4 and Psalm 8

On this day, on this day that the Lord has made, on this day that we remember and give thanks for those who have gone before us, on this day when we celebrate the end of slavery in our land, on this day that we stand on the threshold of the ordinary season, we remember that we are made in God’s image and we are glad in it! Continue reading

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An Uncomfortable Silence

In the last fifteen years I have heard a lot of sermons—I figure over a thousand.   Never—not once—have I heard a sermon about evil.  It makes me wonder why the silence? What is going on?  Has talk of evil become … Continue reading

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