Monthly Archives: September 2012

Sermon on James 4:1-17, “Resistance is not futile”

Resistance is not futile,  no matter what the Borg might say.  Read this passage from James: “Those conflicts and disputes among you, where do they come from? Do they not come from your cravings that are at war within you? You want something … Continue reading

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Living-Learning

About a year ago I had the privilege of working with a group of people thinking about the future of the church, ministry with young adults, building something from scratch, pulling in partners from across the church (local and national), … Continue reading

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Sermon on James 3:2-10 (and Mark 8:27-31), “Cursing and Blessing”

Sermon on James 3:2-10 (and Mark 8:27-31) “Cursing and Blessing” September 16, 2012 Extraordinary Time\   St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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Not for Climbing (A Dialogue with God about the 10 Commandments)

I am not sure about how you react to things, but whenever somebody tells me, “Not to do something,” I only want to do it more. Call it temptation, call it human nature, or call it sin – whatever it … Continue reading

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Sermon on James 2:1-17, “Dying (and the Book Labyrinth)””

Sermon on James 2:1-17 Building Something from Straw that Lasts Part 2: “Dying (and the Book Labyrinth)” September 9, 2012 http://youtu.be/a3jQd8wWMCo St. Michael’s Lutheran Church New Canaan, CT

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So, what’s a Lutheran in the 21st Century anyway?

I was recently asked, “What sets apart Lutherans from other Christians? Not that we are better or worse – but what makes us distinct?” This particular person said they enjoyed the congregation we are a part of, the people in … Continue reading

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Sermon on James 1:17-25, “Doing”

Sermon on James 1:17-25 September 2, 2012 Building Something from Straw that Lasts, Part 1: “Doing” http://youtu.be/AOtaD6h46Dw St. Michael’s Lutheran Church, New Canaan, CT

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