• Alison Bucklin

    Contributing sermons since Jan 1, 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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  • From Why To What

    Contributed on Feb 21, 2024

    The normal human response, “Why did this happen?” calls God to account. On the other hand, “What do you want me to do?” is an invitation for God to call us to account.

    Sixty years ago President John Fitzgerald Kennedy sent a group of military advisors to a little country in the Far East that most Americans had never heard of. Their government was having some trouble with rebels and turned to the U.S. for help. Who else should they turn to? The United States was more

  • After The Tears

    Contributed on Feb 1, 2024

    We all make mistakes, some bigger than others. But God has shown us what to do with them:

    I don’t know anyone anywhere who hasn’t done something they were sorry for afterwards. What’s the most recent one for you? Maybe it’s something you said - thoughtless or angry words. Maybe it’s something you did - or something you didn’t do. Perhaps it was something that you fight against and keep more

  • The Means Of Grace

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2023

    God’s power does not depend on tangible things or reside in visible things. It is God in Christ who calls, and when we come to him, it is God in Christ who heals.

    Can you imagine how desperate General Naaman must have been? Aram and Israel were enemies, for goodness’ sake. They were raiding across each other's borders, looting and taking slaves and generally making nuisances of themselves, keeping in practice for the next full-scale hostilities to break more

  • Margin Of Grace

    Contributed on Dec 23, 2023

    The reason God has given us a margin of grace is so that we might reconsider and draw near to him, not to remove the consequences of staying at arms length.

    Nearly a quarter-century after most of the world signed a convention outlawing the use of antipersonnel landmines, the number of people being killed or maimed by these insidious and lethal weapons remains high—and rising. The Landmine Monitor for 2021, released on November 10, reported 7,073 more

  • Choosing Sides

    Contributed on Dec 4, 2023

    No matter who or what you are committed to, if Christ is not put first, all the other allegiances suffer as well.

    A few years ago, my sister played the female lead in a community theater production of a play called “Pack of Lies.” It was about a couple whose neighbors across the street were suspected of espionage; the British Secret Service asked their permission to establish a surveillance on them from the more

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