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Entries from April 2012

a sermon on resentment

April 24th, 2012 by isaac · 1 Comment

Without resentment Acts 3:12-19, Luke 24:36b-48 by Isaac S. Villegas April 22, 2012 When I was a teenager, I’d say that my grudges, my resentments, were based solely on soccer rivalries. I would look, at disgust, at the players from Cyrus, a team from Phoenix, with their choreographed warm up routine, and every player wearing […]

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An Easter sermon

April 10th, 2012 by isaac · No Comments

“In search of a body” Isaiah 25:6-9, John 20:1-18 by Isaac S. Villegas Easter 2012 Let’s be honest with ourselves. We are a good at making meals. There’s nothing like a Chapel Hill Mennonite potluck, and our Easter potluck is just the culmination of all that is good from our various meals throughout the year. […]

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race, footwashing, and church: a reflection on Holy Thursday

April 4th, 2012 by isaac · No Comments

I wrote a reflection on an Holy Thursday footwashing service. Here’s a paragraph: I didn’t want him to wash my feet. It just didn’t seem right to me for an older black man to be bowed so low, at my feet, washing them, like a servant, like a slave. As he bent to the ground, […]

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Crucified hope: a Palm Sunday sermon

April 3rd, 2012 by isaac · No Comments

Crucified hope Mark 11:1-11 by Isaac S. Villegas April 1, 2012 After 40 days of Lent, days of contemplation, of wandering into our interior life, we find ourselves here, on Palm Sunday, standing at the edge of Lent, leaning toward Easter. Lent has been a time of wandering, a circling deeper and deeper into our […]

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