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  • Created on Friday, 27 March 2020
    “I never thought I’d be giving up so much for Lent.” I’ve been hearing this from a lot of Christian friends recently. Indeed, all of us have not only been experiencing an enforced period of fasting, abstinence, prayer, solitude, and silence (all part of the Lenten disciplines), we’ve each been forced to turn our homes into a monastic her...
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  • Created on Friday, 20 March 2020
    Like most United Methodist churches, the church I serve has had to move our worship online for the foreseeable future. “Social distancing” and restrictions on the size of gatherings to ten or fewer people have significantly altered our Sundays, and while we can still engage in liturgy, prayer, sermon, and Scripture reading online, the bi...
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  • Created on Monday, 16 March 2020
    With the coronavirus pandemic dominating the news cycle, we’re hearing a lot about “social distancing” as a strategy for slowing the spread of the virus. The appropriate “social distance” is about six feet, which is about as far as sneezes and spit travel (add 2-3 feet if talking to a preacher who annunciates his or her “P’s” with precis...
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  • Created on Monday, 30 December 2019
    One of the New Year traditions in the Kaylor household (ok, to be fair, it’s actually my tradition that my family tolerates) is that we serve sauerkraut and hot dogs on New Year’s Day. It’s a nod to my mother, who used to make us kids eat sauerkraut that day under pain of death if we refused. While mom was a deeply committed Christian, s...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 17 December 2019
    Well, it’s almost here. No, I’m not talking about Christmas, though that is coming fast upon this preacher like an out-of-control Polar Express. Of course I’m talking about the latest “movie to end all movies” in the Star Wars saga. Episode IX: The Rise of Skywalker opens this week in theaters and while I won’t be there on opening night ...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 03 December 2019
    One of the things I’m most excited about as we look toward the new year at Tri-Lakes UMC is our all-church focus on reading through the Bible, beginning with the New Testament. Starting in January, we’ll be inviting everyone in our congregation to take a 16-week journey through the entire sweep of the 27 books of the Bible that tell the ...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 26 November 2019
    When I was a kid I used to love all those animated Christmas specials that came on every year–you know, those Rankin-Bass stop action ones like Rudolph and other classics like Frosty the Snowman and, of course, A Charlie Brown Christmas. I remember my mom circling them all in the TV Guide and making us hot chocolate to sip while we sat b...
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  • Created on Sunday, 17 November 2019
    I recently put together a four-week study on human sexuality for my UM congregation here in Colorado. It’s not something I was excited to do, given the current level of rancor about the topic in our culture and denomination, but as we move toward General Conference 2020 and congregations prepare to make decisions in advance of a probable...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 12 November 2019
    Meals at the Kaylor household are often an eclectic mix of cuisines, what with my wife Jennifer being a vegan and our daughter Hannah and I being regular omnivores (me slightly trending toward carnivore). It’s actually been good for all of us to eat a more plant-based diet and it’s led me to try some things that, as a kid, I would have b...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 05 November 2019
    A few months back, the church Trustees graciously offered to refit my office at the church. It’s not that what I had before was bad, it was just, well, more old school and impractical for my needs. The desk was an ornate, heavy oak that, while beautiful, didn’t lend itself to spreading out books and things for study; not did it accommoda...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 29 October 2019
    With a series of snow storms hitting us hard here on the Front Range this week, Halloween is likely to be a fairly frigid and subdued holiday. It will be interesting to see whether trick-or-treaters will be out on Thursday night, bundled to the hilt with costumes barely visible underneath. Some hardy Halloweeners will be not be deterred ...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 22 October 2019
    One a recent trip to Nashville for the New Room Conference Jason and I, along with a couple of other friends, decided to look for a restaurant for breakfast on our way to the opening session for the day. As we drove through one of those strip mall districts, we drove by a Waffle House and, unanimously, all four of us in the car rejected ...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 15 October 2019
    I’ve been following a thread on Twitter over the last couple of weeks concerning one of the great controversies in our culture–one that threatens to further divide the nation and cause untold harm and damage to all sides of the debate. I’m talking, of course, about the Great Chili Controversy of 2019. My Texan friends on Twitter claim th...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 08 October 2019
    After worship on Sunday, I went home to engage in my normal ritual for an autumn Sunday afternoon: falling asleep while watching football. A lot of times, if the game is exciting enough, I will actually stay awake through it but yesterday was a struggle; mostly because NFL games are constantly stopping because of a “flag on the play.” It...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 01 October 2019
    Had a little bit of an adventure with my vision this week. During our time at the New Room Conference in Nashville, I noticed a new “floater” in my right eye that kind of slowly appeared as I was participating in one of the marvelous worship services there. Over the course of Friday it kind settled into my field of vision and became terr...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 24 September 2019
    Sunday’s sermon on Daniel 7 was a lot of biblical theology compressed into a short amount of time. It’s hard to understate the importance of this text for the New Testament, however, and our understanding of Jesus and his mission. In this week’s blog post, I want to give you some additional resources to look over if you want to go deeper...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 17 September 2019
    On Sunday we looked at Daniel 6 and Daniel’s daily habit of praying and praising God three times a day with his window open toward Jerusalem. While it’s the story of the lion’s den that gets all the press (and all the songs) in that chapter, none of what Daniel does in the entire book would be possible, I believe, if it were not for this...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 10 September 2019
    In Sunday’s sermon, I mentioned Psalm 90 as a reflection on how we use our time. The “writing on the wall” for King Belshazzar in Daniel 5 was that his “days were numbered” and his rule was about to come to an end. Psalm 90 invites us to consider that our own days are numbered–that we all have an expiration date–and that using the time w...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 03 September 2019
    Last week I had the chance to attend a baseball game at Coors Field (thanks, Rick DiFiore!) between the Colorado Rockies and my favorite hometown team the Pittsburgh Pirates. I’ve been a baseball fan nearly my whole life, ever since I went to my first game at Three Rivers Stadium in Pittsburgh in 1971. I’ll never forget that first moment...
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  • Created on Monday, 01 July 2019
    JAMES 1:13-2:13 When you got up this morning, it’s pretty likely that one of the first things you did was to look in the bathroom mirror. You check yourself out, see the bed head hairstyle (not a problem for me), take stock to make sure all your parts are in the right place. But there’s another thing we subtly examine when we look in tha...
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