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Isaiah Targets Your Heart

If you are not careful, your life might change between now and Easter. March’s Old Testament readings are leading us on a journey together into the heart of an ancient sage, Isaiah, who is both prophet and poet. Although Isaiah … Continue reading

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Les Misérables and Your Candlesticks

In Les Misérables, follow the candlesticks to see Love triumph over Law. Les Misérables is a tangled web of unrelenting law and unconditional love. What happens when justice and mercy collide? Law must be satisfied. Love must find reconciliation. There … Continue reading

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The Hobbit and Daisy Love

Remembering Daisy Love Merrick… Live a larger life—the life you were created for—and change the world! Tomorrow a neighboring pastor is going to his 8-year-old daughter’s memorial service. A few days ago he dressed up like a hobbit with her … Continue reading

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The Impossible

The Impossible offers exquisite moments that reveal the human soul. If you ever cry at a movie, have some Kleenex along for The Impossible. This film follows the struggling survivors of one family in Thailand through the aftermath of the … Continue reading

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The Life of Pi

The Life of Pi is an artistic masterpiece for universalism. Eastern theology is peddled as dogma: “The way of karma, the way of God.” Monotheism is gently dismissed because “Faith is a house with many rooms.” The protagonist, Pi, attracts … Continue reading

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Marvel’s The Avengers

Everyone likes stories, and some of the most influential stories today are in movies. With that in mind, each winter I talk about Oscar-nominated movies Sunday by Sunday in February or March—leading up to the Oscars. Marvel’s The Avengers, nominated … Continue reading

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Sermon Themes for Ephesians 4-6?

I’m looking for advice on August theme ideas for preaching from Ephesians 4-6. I’m following the 3-year lectionary, and each of the four passages includes the thread of our speech, our words—to each other and to God. I have a … Continue reading

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