1/14/2019

Baptized

Sermon podcast from this past Sunday at St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove, IL. Luke 3:15-17, 21-22. Jesus was  and is with, for, in support of,  and in solidarity with . . . all the people.

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"Baptized" podcast



1/08/2019

The Star

Sermon podcast from Epiphany - 1-6-19 - at St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove, IL. Matthew 2:1-12.  We fail to live out love.

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"The Star" podcast

12/24/2018

Refugee Family

Christmas Eve sermon podcast from St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove, IL - Luke 2:1-20, Matthew 2:1-14.  The Holy Family had to flee for the lives - they were in life- threatening danger.



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"Refugee Family" podcast


Moving

Sermon podcast from the 4th Sunday of Advent sermon at St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove, IL. Luke 1:26-45. Drama throughout the story leading up to Jesus birth.

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"Moving" podcast

12/16/2018

Far From the Shallows Now

Pastor's reflection after our delightful Christmas Program, "A Star is Born" at St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove.

"Far From the Shallows Now" podcast

12/10/2018

Ready

Sermon podcast from yesterday's Second Sunday of Advent service at St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove, IL.  Luke 3:1-6.

It is too easy to define everything as good or bad, left or right, Christian or unchristian . . .
It’s too easy to bend the Bible so that it fits our agenda. 

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"Ready" podcast

12/02/2018

There's More to the Story: Looking Inward

Sermon podcast from this past Sunday at St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove.  Interim Illinois Conference Minister Rev. Justo Gonzalez is the guest preacher. Jeremiah 33:14-16, Luke 21:25-36. Yes. Sometimes life sucks.

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"There's More to the Story: Looking Inward" podcast

11/25/2018

Reign

Sermon podcast from today at St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove, IL.  John 18:33-37.  Stop pursuing money and power and domination while you’re wrapping yourself with a flag or a cross!

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"Reign" podcast

11/19/2018

Peace

Sermon podcast from yesterday at St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove, IL. 1 Samuel 1:4-20. Painting all people of an entire culture or skin color or religion or nationality with one brush does not help.  And violence met with violence only produces more violence. Threats of violence and getting tough only produce more violence.  Terror met with terror only produces more terror. War met with war only produces more war.  We have to work for a better way, a better future, rooted in peace.


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"Peace" podcast

11/12/2018

Turn It Up!

Sermon podcast from yesterday at St. Paul's UCC in Downers Grove, IL. Yes. The title is a nod to the date (11/11) and Spinal Tap.

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"Turn it Up!" podcast