Monthly Archives: August 2012

Reclaiming Fall Timing

I hope to reclaim “time” this fall. Our calendars start the New Year on January 1, but it tends to feel like early fall kicks-off a new year. School starts in the fall. Even if you don’t have kids or yours … Continue reading

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Advancing

On just about every front – the church in the Western world seems to be in full retreat. Our numbers as a whole are smaller, our relevance to the wider culture (at least from the culture’s perspective) is less, our … Continue reading

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Sermon on John 6:51-56, “A meal like no other”

Sermon on John 6:51-56 “A meal like no other…” Extraordinary Time August 19, 2012 http://youtu.be/HVo6zHZDXgs St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Reflections on Taking a Technology Hiatus (or Seeking Sabbath in the 21st Centutry)

Time away is an important part of who we are. In the first creation account in Genesis, God sets aside an entire day for the very purpose of rest, reflection, and renewal of the whole creation (Genesis 2:1-3). We are … Continue reading

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Sermon on Ephesians 4:25-5:2 (with John 6:47-51) “Speaking the truth to our neighbors”

Sermon on Ephesians 4:25-5:2 (with John 6:47-51) “Speaking the truth to our neighbors” Extraordinary Time August 12, 2012 http://youtu.be/1c0OMo34bO0 St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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The Bible’s Story in 1000 words

I’ve been thinking a lot about scripture lately, how God’s Word shapes our life together, and how challenging the Bible can be for so many of us to crack-open and get excited about reading. I also realize people come to the Bible … Continue reading

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The Bible and the Olympics

The Olympics are finally here! My entire family really gets into the Olympic Games. Personally, I love the idea that for at least a couple of weeks every four years (two if you include the Winter Games in the rotation) the … Continue reading

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