Sermon Series
  • 1. First In Ten

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2000
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    Introduction to Sermon Series on the 10 Commandments: Why God gave them, what they say about God, what they say about people.

    As many of you know, I am a major fan of murder mysteries. I’ve excused the habit for years because Dorothy Sayers approved of them (She’s the woman who wrote the Lord Peter Wimsey mystery stores, you may have seen them on PBS? She was also a rather brilliant theologian, and a friend of C.S. ...read more

  • 2. A Control Issue

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2000
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    The second in a series on the 10 Commandments dealing with how the human craving to be in control translates to making graven images, idolatry, worshiping the work of our hands.

    One of the Christmas cards I got this year wasn’t really a Christmas card. It wasn’t even a Hannukah card. It was a Solstice card. It came from an old friend of mine named Sally who sang soprano in my medieval chamber vocals ensemble and taught me Middle Eastern dancing. (That’s belly dancing, ...read more

  • 3. Time Out

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2000
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    On keeping the Sabbath, recognizing it as a gift from God, a temporary lifting of the curse of labor and economic utilitarianism.

    TIME OUT Before I became a Christian I got into a lot of New Age stuff, from Tarot to numerology. I didn’t spend a lot of time on numerology, I didn’t really start enjoying numbers until I got my computer, but I did find out that my personal number was seven. I don’t remember exactly how the ...read more

  • 4. A Full Name

    Contributed on Dec 2, 2000
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    Third Commandment: How not to use God’s name emptily, keeping it full of meaning.

    A FULL NAME Names are important. Choosing a name for a new baby can occupy a couple right up until birth - sometimes even beyond. My godchildren’s father Chad drove my friend Caryl crazy right up to delivery insisting that any son of his would be named Beowulf. I think he was just pulling her ...read more

  • 5. Tall Trees And Tumbleweeds

    Contributed on Aug 10, 2001
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    Honoring parents gives us and society the stability we need to flourish.

    I started reading science fiction when I was 11 or 12, I think. My father brought home a couple of Heinlein juveniles from the library, Red Planet and Space Cadet. I don’t remember which one I read first, they’re both still favorites. All the Heinlein juvies are good reading. The plots were ...read more