Monthly Archives: January 2011

Sermon on Matthew 5:1-12, “The Parable of the Not So Chicken Chicken”

Once upon a time there was a chicken. She looked like an ordinary chicken. She clucked like an ordinary chicken. She laid eggs like an ordinary chicken. She crossed the road like an ordinary chicken. Except this chicken was no ordinary … Continue reading

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Unexpected Gifts

I came home and saw a package sitting on the kitchen table. It was opened. Beside it was a note from a friend, “Geoff and Tam, For all the love and friendship and ministry together. Love, Dave and Nicole.” As … Continue reading

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Having Church @ Home

Saturday I was cleaning in the basement. The kids were playing upstairs. All of us were still in our pajamas. Then one of them came down to get me, “Papa, we’re having church upstairs, come on.” I walked up the … Continue reading

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When Tragedy Strikes

We know we live in an uncertain and violent world. There are well intended people that make bad choices that hurt others. There are people who hurt others on purpose. There are heroes who put their lives on the line … Continue reading

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Awareness and Aha

As I write this I am sitting in my room at our seminary in Philadelphia. It has been a good week, I’m working on my thesis and I hope to complete it soon. I won’t bore you with the title, … Continue reading

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