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Jesus As the Vine…, Easter 6 (A) – 1999

May 09, 1999

Jesus as the vine with us as the branches is a very powerful model for the Christian life. It sets things straight as to how we are to be and […]

The Text from John’s…, Easter 5 (A) – 1999

May 02, 1999

This text from John’s gospel that we read and hear today is also commended to be read as part of our burial rite. It is commended to us because it […]

Many of Us Can Remember…, Easter 3 (A) – 1999

April 18, 1999

Many of us can remember a time when our culture enjoyed a rich tradition of story telling. It was a simpler time, before there were televisions in every home. Many […]

There Are Many Truths…, Easter 2 (A) – 1999

April 11, 1999

There are many truths of which the full meaning cannot be realized until personal experience has brought it home. John Stuart Mill Sitting at a table in the lunchroom at […]

All of the Resurrection Stories…, Easter Day (A) – 1999

April 04, 1999

All of the Resurrection stories have one thing in common. God does something so strange and singular in nature that there is no way to explain what happened. And this […]

Somewhere out in the Wilds…, Maundy Thursday – 1999

April 01, 1999

Somewhere out in the wilds of Cyberspace there is a website called “Ask the Oracle.” Those who stumble upon it as they surf the Internet are invited to have their […]

It Seems Fitting to Begin…, Lent 4 (A) – 1999

March 14, 1999

It seems fitting to begin this meditation with a free translation from the Scots poet, Robert Burns: “Oh, that some power the gift could give us, to see ourselves as […]

A Teacher Decided…, Epiphany 5 (A) – 1999

February 07, 1999

A teacher decided to make chocolate chip cookies with her class of 6-year-olds. They carefully measured the flour, creamed the butter, and mixed in the chocolate chips and nuts. You […]

What Does It Take to Build…, Epiphany 4 (A) – 1999

January 31, 1999

Blessed are the poor in spirit; for theirs is the kingdom of heaven. What does it take to build an authentic Christian character? The answer is easy, though the process […]

Epiphany Is the Season…, Epiphany 3 (A) – 1999

January 24, 1999

Epiphany is the season in which we open – or have opened on our behalf – the gift that comes to us at Christmas. During Epiphany, we renew our exploration […]

This Is One of Several Reports…, Epiphany 2 (A) – 1999

January 17, 1999

This is one of several reports of the testimony of John Baptizer about the true role of Jesus Christ. John Baptizer (who you may know of as John the Baptist) […]

Today We Seek to Understand, Feast of Epiphany – 1999

January 06, 1999

Today we seek to understand one of the most difficult of all movements or transitions in the Christian experience of faith. This is the movement from Incarnation to Epiphany. We […]

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Christopher Sikkema


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