Monthly Archives: January 2012

De-Baptism

I read this article a week ago and found it troubling: (Elizabeth Bryant, “Europeans ‘De-Baptize’ In Growing Numbers, Church Officials Worried,” [Huffington Post, January 18, 2012]. Online available: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2012/01/18/europeans-de-baptize-church_n_1214256.html). I’m not sure what I found more disturbing: the story of … Continue reading

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Sermon on Jonah 2:10-3:5 & Mark 1:14-18, “Changing Directions (with Jonah)

Sermon on                                                  Jonah 2:10-3:5 & Mark 1:14-18 “Changing Directions (with Jonah)” January 22, 2012 –                                     3rd Sunday after Epiphany http://youtu.be/SkiLm957_yk St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Standing in the Scriptures

The Bible is a rich and diverse book, put in written form over several centuries. It is full of stories, history, theology, poetry, parables, wisdom, letters, instruction, good news and so much more! Sometimes the Bible can be scary – … Continue reading

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Sermon on 1 Samuel 3:1-20 & John 1:43-51, “How Many More Times?”

“How many more times?” A Sermon on 1 Samuel 3:1-20 & John 1:43-51 Read them here: http://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu/texts.php?id=61 “How many more times until we come home?” When I was a child my parents had a whistle. It was a unique whistle. … Continue reading

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Sit down or walk by peacefully

I noticed it while I was waiting for the kids to get dropped off at the bus stop after school. I walked down the street a bit and saw a brand new bench next to the Historical Society. I nice … Continue reading

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Sermon on Gen 1:1-5 and Mark 1:1, 9-11 – “The 8th Day”

Baptism of our Lord, January 8, 2012 Sermon on Genesis 1:1-5 and Mark 1:1, 9-11 “The 8th Day” http://youtu.be/Nlop-Wmsqk0 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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The manger where Christ is laid and this New Year

Christmas is all but over. Yet we can meet this whole next year with the Christ we find in the manger. Martin Luther wrote these words in his Preface to the Old Testament (written in 1523, revised in 1545): “Therefore … Continue reading

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