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Entries from May 2007

Pleding to a Body: Thoughts on Church Membership

May 21st, 2007 by Jason · 12 Comments

I’ve never been a “member” of a church, at least not in the sense of signing a statement that says something to the effect of “I pledge to stick with this church and agree with its basic teachings.” Mostly this is because I had never attended a church that had any sort of official membership […]

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Tags: church life · theology

Church as prayer: a sermon on Revelation 22

May 21st, 2007 by isaac · 3 Comments

I don’t know how this sermon went. I got a few comments afterward from folks who really liked it. But I wonder if it was a little bit too complicated. There’s this passage from Herbert McCabe that is at the heart of my sermon: For us to pray is for us to be taken over, […]

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Another Ordinary Easter: a sermon for the 3rd Sunday of Easter

May 4th, 2007 by isaac · 8 Comments

Title: Ordinary Easter Date: April 22, 2007 Texts: John 21:1-19; Acts 9:1-20; Revelation 5:11-14. 153. John tells us that the disciples caught 153 fish after Jesus told them to cast their nets on the right side of the boat. It’s completely amazing to me that John tells us exactly how many fish were caught on […]

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