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Sermon: Called to Go

This is the sermon I preached on May 17, 2015 at Peakland United Methodist on Acts 1:1-11. You can also listen on iTunes by clicking here.

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Repost: A Crisis It Will Be

  I’m reposting the audio of a sermon I preached a few years ago at Peakland. I preached this sermon at the Community Thanksgiving service last night.    

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The Normal Heart (2014)

In the 1980’s, the first case of what would later be known as AIDS was reported in the United States. The Normal Heart is HBO’s TV movie version of Larry Kramer’s Tony-winning play. Mark Ruffalo is Ned Weeks who has … Continue reading

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Stranger Among Us

Read Luke 24:13-35. The two travelers in our text were walking from Jerusalem to Emmaus in the broad daylight of Sunday, yet they were still walking in the shadows of Friday.  They were tangled up in disappointment, grief, fear, confusion, … Continue reading

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Easter Feet

“But, go, tell his disciples, and Peter that he is going ahead of you to Galilee; there you will see him, just as he told you.” (Mark 16:7) A few weeks ago my friend Jennifer posted on Facebook a quote … Continue reading

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Bible’s Major Players: Mary Magdalene

The Bible is filled with some major players. Mary Magdalene is one from the New Testament. Mary Magdalene is one of the few women who are named as followers of Jesus. Mary is often listed first among these names. She … Continue reading

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August: Osage County (2013)

August: Osage County received nominations for Best Actress: Meryl Streep and Best Supporting Actress: Julia Robert.  Adapted by the playwright Tracy Letts, from his own play, August: Osage County makes the challenging shift from stage to screen. Unfortunately, it may have … Continue reading

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Follow Friday: Andrew Taylor-Troutman

I first met Andrew Taylor-Troutman in a seminary classroom. We were both students at Union-PSCE, now Union Presbyterian Seminary in Richmond, Virginia. I have this image of Andrew sitting in the chapel in Watts as I preached (if you want … Continue reading

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2013 Top 15 Movie Posts

I like to watch movies and I like to write them and how they intersect with our faith. These are the top 15, most read, posts about movies of 2013. 15. Philomena (2013). “The story implies that disciples, or followers … Continue reading

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Repost: The Greatest Gift of All

This post was first posted on December 24, 2012.  In the A Charlie Brown Christmas special, Linus recites from Luke 2:8-14: Sometimes, we can feel like Charlie Brown. We get caught up in the hustle and bustle of Christmas and … Continue reading

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