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Entries from October 2007

Praying alone: a sermon on Luke 18:9-14

October 30th, 2007 by isaac · 7 Comments

Title: Praying alone Date: October 27, 2007 Texts: Luke 18:9-14; Psalm 138 I haven’t been a Mennonite for very long. But one thing that I’ve noticed is that Mennonites love to eat together. It doesn’t matter what the event may be, there’s always got to be food there. Bible study; discussion group; prayer meeting—it’s always […]

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Deconstructing “Race”

October 25th, 2007 by Jason · 3 Comments

Recently a couple of articles, one about DNA pioneer Dr. Watson getting suspended for tying race and intelligence together and another about renewed opposition to school integration, are evidence that “race” as a valid concept is alive and well. So, it seems worth saying what’s been said may times before: race is a myth, an […]

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Tags: race & ethnicity · science

Itching ears: a sermon against sensationalism

October 22nd, 2007 by isaac · 2 Comments

Here’s my sermon from this past Sunday. I changed the name of the person at the end because I didn’t get permission to mention him. I hope he doesn’t mind. ——————————————————————————— Title: Itching ears Date: 10.21.07 Texts: Ps 119:97-104; Jer 31:27-34; II Tim 3:14-4:5; Lk 18:1-8 Myths and Itching ears. The section we heard tonight […]

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Stories of Ethnicity in Scripture

October 18th, 2007 by Jason · 6 Comments

In a few days we’re hosting the annual faith and race conference at Quest. One of the ways I’m involved is in looking at how a few stories in Scripture relate to that theme. As I’ve been preparing it’s struck me just how often the issue of ethnicity comes up—there’s hardly a chapter in Scripture […]

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Tags: church life · race & ethnicity · theology

Hungry: a sermon for World Communion Sunday

October 14th, 2007 by isaac · 1 Comment

Title: Hungry Date; October 7, 2007 (World Communion Sunday) Texts: Lamentations 1:1-6, 3:19-26; II Timothy 1:1-14 In his cold and dark dungeon, in isolation, separated from his comrades, Paul writes a letter to his friend, Timothy. “I remember you constantly in my prayers night and day… I long to see you so that I may […]

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Ahh, Space to Write

October 11th, 2007 by Jason · 2 Comments

It’s been ages (in blogging terms anyway) since writing anything here. Several reasons: didn’t have much to say, moved into a new house, summer is short enough in Seattle without spending it inside, etc. But the big reason is that the blog had just started to feel cluttered and old. The theme it was running […]

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Lamentations and the silence of God

October 7th, 2007 by isaac · 1 Comment

Lamentations… It’s a difficult piece of the Bible to preach. But in my preparation, I read a bit of Kathleen M. O’Connor’s book, Lamentations and the Tears of the World (2002). I think it’s a must read for anyone trying to hear how the gospel breaks through that text.  Below is a striking passage that […]

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Tags: sermons · theology