Monthly Archives: November 2012

The War on Christmas: The Yule Logs in Our Own Eyes

I guess I’m supposed to be outraged.  A charity just called asking for a donation,  and after I declined, the charity lady wished me a “happy holiday season.” The nerve!  Doesn’t she know there’s a war going on?  Is she … Continue reading

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A Visit With Swamiji

The five of us bounced along in the blue-green van that seemed to have no shocks, twisting around curves on the dusty roads that snaked through the rocky hills outside Tumkur, India.  A Beatles tape played on the van’s cassette … Continue reading

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How (Not) to Save the World – My Brief Fling with Politics

(Occasionally I’m posting first draft excerpts from the alleged book I’m writing, “Too Smart for God.”  Here’s one about politics.  I used an abbreviated version to open my sermon yesterday …) I used to think politics was the way to … Continue reading

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“Jesus Wept”: A Sermon for All Saints Sunday

(I don’t post sermons very often, but this one is sort of timely and I had several requests for copies, so here it is from last Sunday, November 4 . . . ) Text: John 11:32-44 What a week, huh?  … Continue reading

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Who Are You Trying to Impress?

As we enter November, it’s good to remember that humility is a key to thankfulness. Jesus said, “All those who exalt themselves will be humbled.” That’s certainly been true in my life. You may remember a few years ago “Who … Continue reading

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