Monthly Archives: July 2012

In Response to the Aurora, CO shootings

This past week the news and many our conversations and prayers have been concerned with what can only be described as a massacre occurring in Aurora, Colorado. As rational beings whose anxiety is reduced when threats are understood, as religious … Continue reading

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EEL 6 Preaching as Public Love

First some personal notes. It’s probably obvious to anyone who has seen me preach that I (usually) enjoy the task. I have almost always enjoyed being in front of people. My social niche as an identity-forming adolescent was class clown. … Continue reading

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EEL5 Pastor as Prophet (or not)

EEL5 Pastor as Prophet (or not)1 For as long as I can remember I have refrained from preaching on political and/or social issues. Oh, I’ve certainly preached on the wide inclusiveness of Christ’s invitation to Christian community and have written … Continue reading

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