preaching

Let Mutual Love

13:1 Let mutual love continue. 13:2 Do not neglect to show hospitality to strangers, for by doing that some have entertained angels without knowing it. 13:3 Remember those who are in prison, as though you were in prison with them; those who are being tortured, as though you yourselves were being tortured. This week’s lectionary …

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Clergy, beware of eisegesis!

Clergy, beware of eisegesis, disguising as prophetic preaching, reaffirming your long held beliefs, tempting as the apple from the tree, reassuring you, you are right.     Clergy, beware of eisegesis, propaganda for the American people, endorsement for political parties, violation of the Johnson Amendment.   Clergy, beware of eisegesis, the people of God in …

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The Spirit of God: The Power to Hurt, The Power to Heal

This week was the celebration of Pentecost, a time in the church calendar where we remember God sending God’s Spirt to the apostles after the resurrection of Jesus. Many churches celebrate by wearing red, a symbol of the tongue of fire that rested on each of them when the Spirit came down. When the day of …

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