Monthly Archives: April 2007

provocative preaching

He was a local businessman not given to flattery and certainly not expected to appreciate the intentionally provocative sermons of the female preacher in town. A conservative to my liberal, Doug and his wife were new members in the small … Continue reading

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gospel of judas

The publication of the “Gospel of Judas” was last year’s news, largely overshadowed by this year’s ‘discovery’ of Jesus’ tomb. Always a little slow in the pop-culture field, I finally got around to looking at poor Judas’ story this past … Continue reading

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our theology matters

The war is raging out of control in Iraq. Healthcare is being further threatened in the Missouri legislature this month. We’re still reeling from the tragedy at Virginia Tech. But with all of these really important theologically charged global concerns, … Continue reading

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understated reaction

Coming of age in the young years of the “pro-life” movement and the early days of AIDS was a minefield. Although I escaped with all of my extremities in tact, many of my friends did not. The messages were decidedly … Continue reading

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Justice in the Neighborhood

With spring break and holy week behind us, it is time to talk about the important issue in Webster Groves – the swimming pool. Today I share my annual rallying cry to integrate the community pool, specifically the Webster Groves … Continue reading

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finding a children’s easter story

Trying to find an Easter story for the children is as complicated for me as trying to choose a cross necklace for Winnie (long story, March sermon stuff). Suffice it to say, it’s one of those simple projects that I … Continue reading

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equal opportunity imperialism

The pile of mail after a week away invariably holds a few surprises and the unsolicited paperback my pile today certainly qualified as unusual. Familiar though I am with the reams of glossy paper that move through the postal service, … Continue reading

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