Archives April 23, 2009

Sermon, Easter 3, Year B

Text: Luke 24:35-48 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen. Have you noticed that many of the post-Easter stories about the resurrected Jesus are centred on meals? The disciples recognized Christ in the breaking of the bread at Emmaus, and today Jesus comes among the disciples…

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The Mother of All Funk Chords

The Greenbelt lineup is taking shape, and I am pleased as anything to know that Rob Bell will be speaking. How cool is that? I was led to a site by mashup artist Kutiman and his fabulous work with YouTube videos. How cool is that? UPDATE Nathan from Greenbelt has kindly contacted me to say…

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Funeral Sermon: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18

Text: 1 Thessalonians 4:13-18 Funerals are, quite naturally, sad occasions. We come together this morning to close the earthly life of X and to commend her to the love of God. It is a sad occasion for all those who knew her as Wife, as Mother, as Grandmother, Great Grandmother even, and also as friend.…

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Sermon: Easter 2, Year B

Text: John 20:19-31 In the name of the +Father, and of the Son, and of the Holy Spirit. Amen We're at that time of year again. Easter Day is past and once more we're reading about our patron Saint: Thomas, who evidently just can't believe Jesus has been raised from the dead. But don't we…

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Dave hits the spot

I once wrote an article in which I suggested that Spring Harvest had moved from the radical to the vanilla and is now so much a part of the norm that it fails to challenge properly. Even after reducing the comment to "Christian festivals in holiday camps", the Evangelical DYO editing the book was not…

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Those Blesséd Lent Meditations in full

Date Text 24/02/2009 Introduction Blesséd->Thank you for subscribing to Blesséd's text meditations over Lent. They start tomorrow 25/02/2009 Ash Weds Blesséd->Today the ash on your head is a reminder for you not others. Wear yr penitence inside & yr absolution on the outside. Micah 6:8 Blesséd->each day u can chk the website 4 more. Today…

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Blesséd Lenten Journey – completed

Since Ash Wednesday I have been texting a bunch of anonymous phone numbers some reflections during Lent. Each day, usually early in the morning, Blesséd has been clogging inboxes with small bits of scripture, ritual, encouragement and Christ-focused cajoling. Obviously, it finished this morning, and so I asked for some feedback. People have been encouraging…

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