Bible

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Hey! Where’s the Bible?Anybody seen the Bible? When was the last time somebody shouted that through your house? I know.Like, “said nobody ever…” This week the Confirmation Class is working through what to do with the Bible. That is, what do we do with it? Is it a love...

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2019

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Here we are 9 days in. I had to go to the doctor this morning and they want new paperwork every year. I’m sure you already know what I did…How many times have you written 2018 so far while you’re putting a date on something? Which poses a whole other question: How many...

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Painting

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Bruce Springsteen is a national treasure. Poet. Prophet. Rock star. Regular guy. If you saw the Broadway show, you know exactly what I’m talking about. They put it out on Netflix this week, so go check it out. No really, watch this show! If you love Springsteen already, you’ll...

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Simply Pray

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So if you’re around this month of Advent, you know we’ve been doing a sermon series and book group on the Ann Lamott book, Help, Thanks, Wow: The Three Essential Prayers.* It’s a quick read, easy to digest, and simple. That’s the whole point! Probably the biggest...

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Jesus H. Christ

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I read stuff all the time that I wish I’d written. Do you ever feel that way? Like, you run across something so golden, something that rings your bell so much? It happens a lot with Richard Rohr. Father Rohr is a Catholic priest, spiritual guru, and head of a spirituality center in New...

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Christmas Tree

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Just like most of you, one of the things I love most about Madison is the Christmas tree by the clock on Waverly. It’s like our town center, isn’t it? A centering place. Even Mayor Bob sometimes camps out on the benches there to just talk to the Madisonians who drop by! This is our...

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Dad Jokes

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I’ve told my share of dad jokes over the years. Just ask the kids! You’ve even heard at least a couple in sermons. I’m sorry! I still get dad jokes from my dad!And I love them, still. Back in the day, when somebody asked my dad, “How ya doin?” Dad would always...

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Discipleship

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Discipleship.Following Jesus Christ.On “The Way.” What does that look like? You. Go look in the mirror.No really, go look.  I know, right? It’s not tattooed on your forehead.It’s not that obvious.Discipleship looks wholly (and holy) different person to person...

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What God Sees

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We’re having this interesting conversation in the confirmation class. If we’re equal parts sinner and saint—created in the Imago Dei (image of God) yet total sinners—how can we be both? Do we take that literally and can we see God just by looking in the mirror? Do we...

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Halloween on Green

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Just look at that picture.My heart exploded when I came into work this morning! At 4pm today, all that stuff will be out on the church lawn for our littles (and all the littles in town) to “trunk or treat” at Presbyterian Church of Madison. Community Renewed. And, Halloween on Green...

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