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Recipe for Success, Proper 25 (B) – 2009

October 25, 2009

Recipe for success: one part awareness, one part knowledge, one part motivation, one part action. Slowly add one ingredient at a time, gradually and with care. Then begin again. Note: […]

If Any Place…, Proper 9 (B) – 2009

July 05, 2009

“If any place will not welcome you and they refuse to hear you, as you leave, shake off the dust that is on your feet as a testimony against them.” […]

We Have Arrived at the End…, Easter 7 (B) – 2009

May 24, 2009

We have arrived at the end of the Easter season in the church calendar. Throughout the season we heard the stories once again recounting the resurrection and ascension of Jesus, […]

Today We Celebrate a Rite of Passage, Epiphany 1 (B) – 2009

January 11, 2009

Today we celebrate a rite of passage: the baptism of Jesus in the Jordon River, the river that held so much significance for generations of ancestors before him. Jesus was […]

What Do You Believe?, Proper 21 (A) – 2008

September 28, 2008

What do you believe? This question may seem very simple to answer at first. But if we are being truthful, it is not an easy question to answer unless, of […]

Come to Me, Take My Yoke…, Proper 9 (A) – 2008

July 06, 2008

“Come to me, all you that are weary and are carrying heavy burdens, and I will give you rest. Take my yoke upon you, and learn from me; for I […]

The Journey to Easter…, Easter 2 (A) – 2008

March 30, 2008

The journey to Easter is one filled with questioning and reconciliation as we follow the narrative that brings us to the crucifixion and resurrection of Jesus. These stories provide many […]

Celebrating the Birth…, Feast of the Epiphany – 2008

January 06, 2008

Celebrating the birth of Jesus is an incredible opportunity for all Christians to begin again – be born again – to a life of transformation, first of ourselves and then […]

The Readings Today Are…, Easter 7 (C) – 2007

May 20, 2007

The readings today are a good example of how amazing, wonderful, and alive the written word of the Holy Scripture is. Although it was recorded at a different time in […]

Anticipation, Advent 3 (C) – 2006

December 17, 2006

When was the last time that you were filled with so much anticipation that you actually thought you might burst before the anticipated event arrived? Maybe it was a time […]

What Is the First Thing…, Proper 23 (B) – 2006

October 15, 2006

What is the first thing that comes to mind when you hear this Gospel? Do you wonder if you are one of the rich people whose wealth will make it […]

Rule of God, Rule of Humanity, Proper 10 (B) – 2006

July 16, 2006

William Sloane Coffin, Jr., who recently died at the age of 81, was an honored scholar, civil rights leader, antiwar activist, and a prophet. He summed up his faith by […]

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Christopher Sikkema


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