Category Archives: Christianity

“It Is Very Biblical to Enforce the Law”

The Bible according to the Jeff Sessions/Sarah Sanders interpretation of Romans 13: – Hebrew women, including Moses’ mom, should’ve turned over their babies to the Egyptian authorities because of God’s “clear and wise command in Romans 13 to obey the … Continue reading

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“Into the Hand of a Woman” (Or, A Well-Placed Tent Peg)

(This is the second sermon in our 10-week Wonder Women of Faith series.  This week’s Wonder Women are Deborah and Jael. Their story is found in Judges 4 and 5, but the reading in worship was Judges 4:1-10. You can … Continue reading

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Women Who Challenged Moses (and God): The Daughters of Zelophehad

(This is the first sermon in a ten-week series, “Wonder Women of the Bible.” The story of the Daughters of Zelophehad takes place during the wilderness wandering of the People of Israel, and is recorded in Numbers 27:1-11. The sermon … Continue reading

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Children at the Border: The Cruelty of “Whatever Works”

“Just shooting one would be all that it takes . . .” In my mid 20’s  I worked for two years at a Wilderness Camp for delinquent young men. It was rewarding but often challenging and frustrating work. Living in … Continue reading

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An UpLyfting Ride

In these dark days of divisiveness, you’ve got to find hope where you can. Last week, hope surprised me in a grey Honda Accord. Lyft driver Rayan* picked me up at my San Diego Hotel. I’d spent a few days … Continue reading

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Review: Paul, Apostle of Christ

I have been posting brief reviews of films on my Facebook page, but am going to start posting them here as well. I welcome your comments, especially your disagreements (which are much more interesting than agreement, but those are welcome, too). … Continue reading

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Resurrection in That Place Past Hope

(Adapted from a sermon preached February 18, 2018, at Christ Evangelical Lutheran Church of Millersville. You can listen to a podcast of the sermon here. The sermon text is The Raising of Lazarus, John 11:1-44.) When Jesus finally got to … Continue reading

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