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Entries from December 2009

Christmas meditations

December 30th, 2009 by isaac · No Comments

Instead of preaching a single sermon, I gave three brief meditations throughout our worship service. Joel Miller gave me the idea a few weeks ago. I think it worked out pretty well. Below is an excerpt from one of the meditations. For the full text of all three, follow this link to my church website: […]

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Tags: sermons

Companions

December 21st, 2009 by isaac · No Comments

I wrote a short meditation on worship for The Mennonite. Here’s a passage: Worship that evening choreographed our bodies into a dance with the Holy Spirit. We were like Grace’s wiggly, noisy little body. We sat and stood, sang and prayed, listened and talked, and all that movement was how the Spirit drew us into […]

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Tags: theology

White Privilege. Now What?

December 15th, 2009 by Jason · 10 Comments

This is a talk I gave at my church’s annual Faith & Race conference. You can check out the video as well as the talks from the other speakers over on Quest’s website. I’m going to be talking for the next few minutes about something called White Privilege and asking the question “now what?”.  What […]

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Tags: race & ethnicity · theology

Deconstruction

December 14th, 2009 by isaac · 1 Comment

Another sermon. This one is an advent sermon on John the Baptist. Below is an excerpt. If you want to read the entire sermon, follow this link to the church website: Deconstruction. This is our deconstruction. We have to clear space. We have to tear out a lot of stuff from our lives—from our houses, […]

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Tags: sermons