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Let me begin with a question for you:
Which are you, one of those who sees the world, and likes to order your own part of life
in simple contrasts; right/wrong, good/bad, in/out, yes/no, highway or byway….?
Or, are you more likely to see the world, and your own living of it as “It’s complicated..”?

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Scholarship has shown that the Magnificat is a song with a long history within and beyond the Scriptures of the Older Testament.

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Grafted & Pruned
I know that for me, whenever I hear the opening verse of this text, “I AM the True Vine,
and God, my Father is the Vineyard Keeper” I am immediately transported sensually to the vineyards of Alsace!

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That’s a bit like flicking through your TV channels, or a YouTube feed, and landing in the middle of something you’ve no idea what. What happened before, or what’s going to happen next?

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Sensing Resurrection..

The trouble with taking the Sunday after Easter off, as I’ve done more often than not, is that I often feel like I’m playing catch up when I step back to the lectern, or in this year, hop back on the kitchen stool.

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See! (Don’t) Touch! Tell!
I confess that I’ve been sitting on this lectionary conundrum for days now.

Welcome to this time of worship for Good Friday, called Good, for the goodness of love that silently conquers fear and hate, even at the ultimate price of life itself.

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What’s with the Donkey?

Stripped of our regular pageantry,
the story’s oddnesses poke out like toes from a sock, don’t they?

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Covenants of the Heart

Let’s take ourselves back in time, two and a half millennia to the eastern coastline of the Mediterranean, a crucial corridor between the Fertile Crescent and the Nile Delta and its access to the continent of Africa.

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Snake on a Stick, and Other Strange Biblical Wisdom
I love maps, I love history,
I love strange mythic tales.

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God’s Top Ten

This morning we reach the place
in the grand narrative of our covenant relationship as humans with God where the Ten Commandments are carved in stone!

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Terms of Endearment: What’s in a Name?

This morning’s sermon is brought to you, courtesy of a persistent question
asked by those in your CPU Midrash group, who help me figure out how these ancient texts may “land” with you all.

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What/Where’s the Bow Now?

Listening to the story sung as a sea shanty is actually a good way for us to connect again to this biblical story as just that, a darn good yarn

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Lingering in the Light (While We Can).

Here we are again.
Transfiger-what? Sunday.

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