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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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  • Created on Monday, 10 June 2019
    NEHEMIAH 11:1-2; ACTS 1:1-8 When Hadrian’s Wall was built in the second century AD, it represented the very northern edge of the Roman Empire. The Emperor Hadrian had famously decided to halt the expansion of the empire, which he had believed had been overstretched by his predecessors and, instead, to fortify the gains made an stand pat....
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  • Created on Monday, 03 June 2019
    From the series “Walls: A Theology in Blood and Brick”
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  • Created on Monday, 17 December 2018
    ISAIAH 64:1-12; MATTHEW 3:13-17; 11:1-6 “Oh that you would tear open the heavens and come down, that the mountains would tremble before you!” The words of the prophet Isaiah (which we read in our Call to Worship this morning) are a cry that many people can relate to. After all, wouldn’t it be great if God would simply push back the cloud...
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  • Created on Monday, 10 December 2018
    LUKE 3:1-18 Debris at the base of the Conemaugh Dam near Saltsburg, PA – 1977 One of the vivid memories of my childhood growing up in western PA is that of the 1977 Johnstown Flood. On the night of July 19, a major thunderstorm stalled over Cambria County and dumped more than a foot of rain in just 24 hours, causing eight dams along the ...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 04 December 2018
    LUKE 1:5-17 Well, here we are at the beginning of Advent. I was thinking this week about when I was a kid and remembering that from Thanksgiving on it seemed as though Christmas would never get here. Now, as an adult and particularly as a preacher, it seems like we just had Christmas last week and here we are again. Time tends to go fast...
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  • Created on Monday, 22 October 2018
    ROMANS 5:1-5; 12:9-21 One of the things I noticed going back over the first couple of sermons in this series is that there has been an unintentional and yet consistent quoting of lyrics of songs from the 1970s. Apparently, while I was memorizing Scripture in Sunday School, I was also picking up on a lexicon of groovy tunes. When we talke...
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  • Created on Monday, 15 October 2018
    PHILIPPIANS 4:4-9 What is it that gives you joy? When I was working with the group to plan my sabbatical this summer, that was the question posed by the Lily Foundation on the grant application. As they put it, “What will make your heart sing?” I thought about a lot of things that give me joy: spending time with family and old friends (t...
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  • Created on Monday, 08 October 2018
    1 JOHN 4:7-21 “The fruit of the Spirit is love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, gentleness and self-control. There is no law against things like this. Those who belong to Christ Jesus have crucified the self with its passions and desires. If we live by the Spirit, let’s follow the Spirit” (Galatians 5:22-25) It’s ...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 28 August 2018
    RENEWAL LEAVE UPDATE #14 One of the things you notice when you are walking through the various cathedrals and abbeys in Europe is that there are a lot of people buried under the floors–thousands, in fact. Westminster Abbey in London, for example, is essentially an indoor graveyard with the remains of dozens of famous and infamous people ...
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  • Created on Tuesday, 14 August 2018
    RENEWAL LEAVE UPDATE #13 Tom Quad at Christ Church College, Oxford Stepping through the Tom Gate at Christ Church College in Oxford is a bit like stepping into Hogwarts, the magical school for wizards from the Harry Potter movies. That’s no coincidence given that some of the scenes for those movies were filmed among the Medieval and Rena...
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