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30 05, 2017

The Shelter of God Psalm 91 Two explorers were on a jungle safari when suddenly a ferocious

22 05, 2017

Fearless Faith Esther 3:1-11; Esther 4: 12-17; Romans 12:1-2 As I look back on my

15 05, 2017

Not Me Exodus 4:1-14 Father John is walking down the street one day when he

11 04, 2017

Holy Week Meditations

What Makes Jesus Mad Matthew 23: 13-15; 23-28 13 ‘But woe to you, scribes and Pharisees,

10 04, 2017

Holy Week Meditations

The Rules of the Game Before we get to our scripture reading today, I want

9 04, 2017

Holy Week Meditations

The Man Who Would Not Be King As I was reading Matthew’s description of Jesus’

1 12, 2016

This week at John McMillan Presbyterian Church

So this week we light the “peace” candle on the Advent Wreath. As I was

10 11, 2016

What do we do when our candidate loses?

What do we do when our candidate loses? We are a people who do not

3 11, 2016

What Are We Afraid Of?

I confess some concern about this election cycle. In my lifetime, I have no memory

26 07, 2016

Mid-Week Meditation: On Building Walls

Building a wall across the border between Mexico and the United States has been a

8 07, 2016

Thoughts on Louisiana, Minnesota, and Dallas!

As I prepare for departure for a trip to Mexico to help a local Presbyterian

7 07, 2016

Midweek Meditations: Why I go on mission trips.

I have been going on mission trips for some years. It began when my son

30 06, 2016

Mid-Week Meditation: Thoughts on the inherent goodness of human beings.

This week we celebrated Vacation Bible School here at John McMillan Presbyterian Church. One hundred

16 06, 2016

Jenna Kroboth and Matt Fricker on New Orleans mission

We started the day with a devotional by Victoria our Teameffort team leader.  We had

15 06, 2016

The Joker Laughs: More thoughts on Orlando

Orlando: The Joker laughs as we enter into the chaos of accusation and retaliation. The

15 06, 2016

Abby Cowser and John DePoutiloff on mission in New Orleans

Hi everyone! It was day 2 on the worksite. As far as physical progress goes,

14 06, 2016

New Orleans

After a long hot night in New Orleans, we woke up energized and ready to

13 06, 2016

New Orleans Blog

Greetings from New Orleans! We have arrived safely and are full of energy for a

12 06, 2016

Not Enough Miracles: Thoughts on Orlando.

Luke 4: 16-30 16 When he came to Nazareth, where he had been brought up, he

6 06, 2016

Youth Sunday

17 05, 2016

Mid-Week Meditation: Frank Wilczek and Krista Tippett on beautiful Physics and the mathematics of God?

A couple of weeks ago I wrote about a TED Talk I listened to that

11 05, 2016

Mid-Week Meditations: Krista Tippett on being surprised.

  May 11, 2016 The radio show and pod cast “On Being” is hosted by

4 05, 2016

Super Better! by Jane McGonigal; the Apostle Paul and us?

One of my favorite TED Talks was by Jane McGonigal, a Ph.D. game designer who

21 04, 2016

Make it Right Amos 9:11-15 Matt Fricker Sermon on Amos 9:11-15 “Jesus makes it right” I don’t know about you

20 04, 2016

Mid-Week Meditations: The language of God.

As I continue to listen to Ted Talks and the Ted Radio Hour on NPR,

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