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Entries from July 2011

Brian Haw: a sermon on Romans 8, groaning with creation

July 29th, 2011 by isaac · No Comments

A sermon from a couple weeks ago. At the heart of God is a groaning, a groaning with creation, as God’s children suffer under the dominion of sin, the powers of slavery and death. And as Christians, we have given ourselves to a way of life that draws closer and closer to this God, the […]

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Angels and hell

July 25th, 2011 by isaac · No Comments

The miserable weather this past week inspired me to preach a sermon about hell. God’s love goes all the way down, Paul says. Jesus’ pilgrimage into the depths of the dead reveals the yearning of God’s love, the gnawing ache within the heart of God when the Lover is separated from the beloved, when the […]

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announcement: a collection of sermons

July 15th, 2011 by isaac · No Comments

So, along with a friend from church, I’ve put together a collection of sermons. It would be an overstatement to say that it’s a book with a central argument (I have no idea how pastors find time to write real books). It’s more like a collection of sappy love letters about a community that has […]

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Book Review: Graham Ward, Politics of Discipleship

July 13th, 2011 by isaac · 5 Comments

I wrote a review of Graham Ward’s new book, Politics of Discipleship. I usually very much appreciate his work, and I have learned a lot from his various theological explorations. But this one left me wanting. The review is in the recent issue of The Mennonite Quarterly Review (July, 2011). So I guess you’ll have […]

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