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Sermons on doubt

Leap of Faith

Two weeks ago, Kathleen got a deal on GroupOn to a place in Grand Rapids called Treetop Adventures; a rope and zip-line obstacle course that’s supposed to be fun for the entire family. It didn’t take me long to discover this is a gross misrepresentation. It’d be more accurate if they renamed the place Phobia Forrest. Imagine an intricate web of ropes…

“Jesus Gives Us All We Need”

Readings: 1 Samuel 8:4-20; Matthew 6:24 The sermon begins with the story of contradicting signs as read in Oakland Airport : “All you need is love,” by J. Lennon; P. McCartney. “You can’t always get what you want,” by M. Jagger; K. Richards. I wanted this morning’s question to be that age-old one, Rolling Stones or Beatles for the greatest band of all…

Second Sunday of Easter      “Doubt: Virtue or Vice?”

READING:  1 John 1-1-2:2; John 20:19-29 I read a wonderful story about C.S. Lewis in a recent devotional that reminded me how Christianity is a religion with both room and reason, for laughter as well as life. On the Monday following Easter Sunday, the Orthodox Church gathers in their sanctuaries for one purpose. To tell jokes. They do this because they wish to…