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Entries from October 2006

That Stubborn Idol: The Almighty Buck

October 24th, 2006 by Jason · 2 Comments

Having made our way up to Seattle, then further up through Canada we are now firmly settled in Seattle and in a place that’s starting to feel like home. So that’ a partial excuse for not posting in so long. But it’s not the real answer for why I haven’t posted in the last couple […]

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Tags: life · theology

Cries from the darkness: a sermon on Job and Jesus

October 15th, 2006 by isaac · 5 Comments

Another sermon… —————————————————————————————————- Title: “Job: cries from the darkness.” Date: 10/15/06. Texts: Job 23:1-9, 16-17; Ps 22:1-15; Heb 4:12-16; Mark 10:17-21. Last week we heard the prologue to the book of Job. And there we saw a man whose world was turned upside down. This week the lectionary gives us Job’s bitter cries in the […]

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Tags: sermons

recipe for refried beans

October 11th, 2006 by isaac · 43 Comments

A few summers ago, Jason and Nancy were kind enough to let me sleep on their couch—for a few months!! Very hospitable. And one day, in celebration of “Fiesta Days” (a big Santa Barbara festival), I made refried beans. It wasn’t too difficult. But they loved it. In fact, they’ve been begging me for the […]

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Tags: cooking

broken worlds: a sermon on Job and Hebrews 2:8-10

October 9th, 2006 by isaac · 7 Comments

Preaching on suffering makes the soul weary. This past Sunday the lectionary led us into dark waters. There weren’t any easy texts to retreat to, where I could preach a pet messege. The gospel text was Jesus’ teaching about divorce (Mark 10). I didn’t dare attempt a sermon from that. The Old Testament reading introduced […]

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Tags: sermons