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Life Story

We hear today the story of the empty tomb, the story of Mary Magdalene, the angels, and Jesus in John 20:1-18. This is a story of life, in a millennia-long story of the God of life. Isaiah 25:6-9 shares some of this ancient dream with us. So the Resurrection story is one of remembering, and […]

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Hosanna

What position are your hands in? Clenched? Open? Somewhere in between? And what does that mean? On Palm Sunday, we hear the story of a procession into Jerusalem (Mark 11:1-11), a story of a King with open hands toward God. Jesus is an example of self-emptying, rather than self-interested, vision. Will we be inspired by […]

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Be new and belong

What if our failures don’t actually have the last word? In this sermon, Jonathan Bowman reflects on Jeremiah 31:31-34, a promise that indeed, in relationship with a merciful and intimate God, our failures are not final. In addition, we are invited to a covenant with God that involves purpose and belonging. This is a message […]

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Vulnerable God

In 1 Corinthians 1:18-25, we are reminded of the scandal of Jesus’ mortality. Indeed, we find it hard to imagine God revealed fully in human form. Yet isn’t that exactly the message we need to hear, we who are ourselves mortal and weak? Today we often ask the question of machines and each other, “Are […]

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