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Today I smell like yeast.

Today I smell like yeast. Today is the first Sunday of Lent, and as is tradition (meaning:  we did it last year), we make pretzels in Sunday School.  My job is to buy supplies, make the dough, make sure everyone’s hands are washed, walk the younger kids through rolling dough, […]

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Lent, day 1.

Have you ever played an out-of-tune piano? It sounds weird.  You can’t make good music on it.  A song you know might still sound familiar, but “off”.  If it’s really out of tune, it will grate your ears; you will cover them, wince, try to leave the room if you […]

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Surrender.

[Sara Groves, “Remember Surrender”] remember surrender remember the rest remember that weight lifting off of your chest and realizing that it’s not up to you and it never was I tossed around a lot of ideas for Lent (which isn’t strange for a seminarian, I think…).  Should I take up […]

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Sermon for the Slaughter of the Innocents, December 26 2010

Texts here. Well, good morning! Merry Christmas! I hope you had a nice, relaxing day – one full of joy and celebration – time with family and friends and loved ones – a day of abundance, of loving-kindness. I hope you had that – because today’s reading yanks us out […]

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Texts for the Slaughter of the Innocents, December 26 2010

Isaiah 63:7-9: I will tell of the loving-kindness of the LORD,all the works for which we give praise,because of all the LORD has done for us –yes, all the good things G-d has done for Israel,all that has been done out of G-d’s mercyand in the abundance of G-d’s steadfast […]