Bad Sermons

This past Sunday the sermon topic was “Forgiveness†and after I was done preaching I sat down and asked for just that, “God forgive me for preaching such an awful sermon!†When you give...

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Laughs Needed

One of the occupational hazards of the ministry is sensibility and sincerity. We ministers can be much too serious. I suppose it comes from doing important things all the time, like worship, and funerals,...

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Caught, Not Taught

  The process by which children become faithful adults is about as mysterious as faith itself. The Christian education cliché, “Faith is caught, not taught,†is the best that professional CE people can do...

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Bio Sermons

I’m enjoying the sermon series I’m doing on historical figures in the United Church of Christ. Because our church is celebrating our 50th anniversary I thought it would be fun to look back to...

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