• Alison Bucklin

    Contributing sermons since Oct 18, 2000
Alison's church

Vashon Presbyterian Church
Vashon, Washington 98070

About Alison
  • Education: DMin Pittsburgh Theological Seminary MDiv Bethel Seminary
  • Experience: 11 years solo pastor, small church
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  • Worship And Justice

    Contributed on May 28, 2023

    We deplore the loss of morality, the loss of civility, the loss of social stability - and yet how many of us recognize that those are only the deeper symptoms of a greater loss, the loss of our sense of accountability before God?

    Judah, the Hebrews’ southern kingdom, was big on denial. By 740 BC, when Isaiah began to preach, the brutal and ambitious kingdom of Assyria had amply demonstrated their intentions and abilities. They were bent on conquering Egypt, the prize of the Mediterranean, and had to conquer everything else more

  • Eyes Front

    Contributed on May 28, 2023

    As long as we’re looking at other people, we’re not getting on with what God has called us to do.

    The disciples had just come back from going fishing. In the passage just before ours, we see Simon Peter, James and John, Thomas, Nathanael and two others, out in a boat on the Sea of Galilee, fishing. But then comes the twist in the story. We've already seen how Jesus appeared on the shore and more

  • The Third Word

    Contributed on May 19, 2023

    Mary waits beneath Jesus' cross.

    Mary had been rigid with tension all week. Rumors of plots had eddied around the streets of Jerusalem from the moment Jesus had entered the city at the beginning of the festival week. Everyone was edgy, watchful. There were more Roman soldiers around than usual, too, even for the Passover week when more

  • The King Of Truth

    Contributed on May 19, 2023

    People often become obsessed with royalty because they need someone to look up to, to be part of something larger than themselves. But they are always disappointed.

    We fought a war, once, to get rid of a king. Two hundred and twenty-two years ago Americans took up arms to win our independence from King George III of England. Some of the biggest issues were trade and taxes, sound familiar? “Fast Track” and IRS reform, 18th-century style. I suppose it’s always more

  • The Ultimate Wilderness Guide

    Contributed on May 15, 2023

    Lack of belief is a sin because if you don't understand that reunion with God is the purpose of life, you will wind up lost. Literally.

    I was 8 years old when my family moved to Brazil. Everything changed: language, food, customs, weather. And one of the things that I at least did not expect was the absence of school buses. If Dad couldn’t take us we had to take public transportation: a taxi, a tram, a bus. We usually took a city more

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