Monthly Archives: December 2013

One in Seven

Because there are only twelve days of Christmas, there are only two Sundays after Christmas if the 25th falls on Wednesday through Saturday. For Sunday, Monday and Tuesday, there is only one intervening Sunday before Epiphany.¬†But, if the 25th is … Continue reading

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Sermon for Christmas

I quoted Yogi Yorgesson in my sermon. A bridge too far? It took attention away from the line about “Really stepping in it.” But here is my attempt at explaining the incarnation:

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Hypocrisy at A&E?

When a politician accidentally accepts a donation from a source that later turns out to be objectionable/undesirable, he will return the money, or if it is not possible to do so, donate that amount to a charity. This isn’t just … Continue reading

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D’oh!

I once read the wrong Old Testament reading. When I read it again the following week, only one family noticed. Then there was the time I was so excited about preaching on the Gospel reading that I forgot to confess … Continue reading

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Keep the Day Job

Looks like it’s a good thing I didn’t resign my call to follow the writing muse. It turns out, my publisher is overwhelmed by other projects and has cancelled mine. Apparently, one of the considerations when publishing is “Will this … Continue reading

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Feeling Like the Dickens

Since my awesome wife has been promoted to general manager of the local paper, but there is currently no editor to actually produce the paper, she is doing that job as well. (She’s actually doing five different jobs right now, … Continue reading

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Sermon for Advent Midweek 1

Based on the Epistle reading for Advent 1 (historic) Romans 13:8-14. This is my anti-antinomian sermon. (Typically, I only write an outline for midweek sermons. This is in outlined-manuscript form. So sentences are not always complete, and some thoughts are … Continue reading

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