Category Archives: Sermons

Sermon: “A Remnant Theology of Hope”

8 Then I heard the voice of the Lord saying, “Whom shall I send, and who will go for us?” And I said, “Here am I; send me!” 9 And he said, “Go and say to this people: “Keep listening, … Continue reading

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New Sermon: “Lech lecha”: The Journey Outward & Inward (Genesis 12)

1 Now God said to Abram, “Go from your country and your kindred and your ancestral house to the land that I will show you. 2 I will make of you a great nation, and I will bless you, and make your name great, … Continue reading

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New Sermon: “What Troubles Your Thoughts?” (Genesis 11)

Humanity has a noble technological heritage to claim, but both the Prometheus and Tower of Babel myths remind us that technology is a two-edged sword that often has unintended consequences. The atomic bomb and nuclear energy are perhaps the most … Continue reading

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New Sermon: “Slavery, Same-Sex Marriage, and How to Read the Bible”

From slavery to same-sex marriage, it really matter what stories we tell, when we tell them, and how we interpret them. We must learn to interpret scripture freely, responsibly, creativity, and compassionately — not only for the benefit of ourselves and … Continue reading

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New Sermon: “Noah’s Flood & Climate Change”

A Mother’s Day sermon on “Noah’s Flood & Climate Change.” Ensure a life-giving world even to the seventh generation: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/carlgregg/2012/05/noah%E2%80%99s-flood-climate-change-then-now

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New Sermon: “Before & After: Cain, Abel & Archetypes”

In our postmodern times, there is much to be regained in reclaiming some of those premodern reading strategies: allowing ourselves, for examples to say both “Yes, many of these story are more mythological than historical” and “Yes, many of these … Continue reading

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New Sermon: “Paradise Lost or Outgrown? Genesis 3, Original Blessing, and Original Responsibility”

Genesis 3 is a deeply true universal story about the human condition, even though this precise series of events never happened historically. It’s a story about growing up, becoming aware of good and evil, and learning that our actions have … Continue reading

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New Sermon: “Preaching ‘The Book of J’: Are There Hidden Books in the Bible?”

Many scholars think that there are “hidden” books in the Bible: the books used as source material to compile the final version of the biblical books with which we are familiar. Read more on Carl’s blog: http://www.patheos.com/blogs/carlgregg/2012/04/preaching-%E2%80%9Cthe-book-of-j%E2%80%9D-are-there-hidden-books-in-the-bible

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