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June 2011 Blog Posts (4)

The Prophet in the Diner - SERMON

My birthday was last week. It was fabulous!  It wasn't a special year, but it seemed like a LOT of people went out of their way to make me feel special.  Calls, cards, cakes, and dozens of Facebook shoutouts.  It reminded me of Tony Campolo, one of my all time favorite preachers and a most provocative prophet for our times, and a story he told about a very different birthday party for Agnes, a prostitute in Honolulu. … Continue

Added by Becky on June 26, 2011 at 3:00pm — No Comments

Noblesse Obligé? Or Noblesse Échange?

I didn't preach on June 19 . . . instead, we heard from people who have long been involved in the Diocese's mission work in the Dominican Republic.  Our congregation has several folks going in July.  

 

The Bottom Line:  The first time an American goes on a mission trip, they go with the attitude that WE are going to help those disadvantaged poor folks.  While living and working among them, however, the Americans receive amazing gifts of hospitality, faith, cooperation and…

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Added by Becky on June 19, 2011 at 2:00pm — No Comments

Don't Hold Your Breath - SERMON

In my experience, most people (at least, in the kinds of congregations that I serve) are pretty reluctant to talk about the Holy Spirit in their personal lives.  In fact, Len Sweet tells a wonderful story about this in his book Jesus Drives Me Crazy:

A proper older gentlemen had an obstreperous young niece who was…

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Added by Becky on June 12, 2011 at 2:26pm — No Comments

Put Me In, Coach! - SERMON

I usually don't like it when preachers use sports metaphors in sermons; I don't know the games well, and I often miss the point.  But I couldn't help myself this week . . . we are creating a great team at Good Shepherd, and I want to play here!  So, Put Me In, Coach!

Added by Becky on June 5, 2011 at 1:00pm — No Comments

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