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Church in a Risky Environment

I had the privilege to be a part of a pair of lectures by Diana Butler Bass last weekend at my synod convention which really helped me get a better view of the spiritual climate change going on within the … Continue reading

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Catching Fire- A Poem for Pentecost

We stayed locked behind closed doors Safe from the rest of the world Wondering what the future held Would things ever be the way they were? Should we just give up? Return home And pretend like our worlds had not … Continue reading

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The World is About to Turn: Esther 6: 1-14

Esther 6: 1-14 On that night the king could not sleep, and he gave orders to bring the book of records, the annals, and they were read to the king. 2 It was found written how Mordecai had told about … Continue reading

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Living a Godly Life: Prayer

I listen to a lot of different types of music, and each type of music has its own set of emotions that they play to. For example, one of the emotions that rock and metal wrestle with is despair and … Continue reading

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Waiting on the World to Change: Esther 4:1-8

Esther 4: 1-8 When Mordecai learned all that had been done, Mordecai tore his clothes and put on sackcloth and ashes, and went through the city, wailing with a loud and bitter cry; 2 he went up to the entrance … Continue reading

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Rolling the Dice: Esther 3: 7-11

Esther 3: 7-11  7 In the first month, which is the month of Nisan, in the twelfth year of King Ahasuerus, they cast Pur– which means “the lot”– before Haman for the day and for the month, and the lot … Continue reading

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From Insult to Genocide: Esther 3:1-6

Esther 3: 1-6 After these things King Ahasuerus promoted Haman son of Hammedatha the Agagite, and advanced him and set his seat above all the officials who were with him. 2 And all the king’s servants who were at the … Continue reading

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A Young Girl in an Unfair World: A Sermon on Esther

This is the written text, I kept hoping I would have time to bring in some of the spoken dialogue last week, and when I get the chance I will upload an audio version and attach it. Unfortunately the written … Continue reading

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Rumors of Assassination: Esther 2: 19-23

Esther 2: 19-23  19 When the virgins were being gathered together, Mordecai was sitting at the king’s gate. 20 Now Esther had not revealed her kindred or her people, as Mordecai had charged her; for Esther obeyed Mordecai just as … Continue reading

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Long Live the Queen: Esther 2:12-18

Esther 2: 12-18 12 The turn came for each girl to go in to King Ahasuerus, after being twelve months under the regulations for the women, since this was the regular period of their cosmetic treatment, six months with oil … Continue reading

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