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Palm Sunday Sermon

Posted March 29, 2015 @ 7:11am | by Tripp

The ministry of Jesus the Christ was inescapably political. At every turn he was setting himself at odds with the powers that be. Rome. Jerusalem. Religious authorities. State authorities. The confusing conflation of the two found in that day and age...Every act of healing, every act of...

 

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Taxonomies Hurt My Brain

Posted February 23, 2015 @ 12:25pm | by Tripp

Soundscape: n. the sonic environment, the sum total of all sounds within any definitive area which surround us as a result of certain historical, technological, and demographic processes. see also: keynote sounds, sound signals, soundmarks (R. Murray Schafer), pious soundscape (Charles...

 

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To Be Seen

Posted February 18, 2015 @ 5:21pm | by Tripp

Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by themAnd here goes Jesus hamstringing us before we even get started. How, O Gentle Savior, are we to grow and expand our influence if we cannot practice our piety before others? How will they see us? How will they know us?...

 

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Sermon: Listening As An Act of Love

Posted June 8, 2014 @ 9:37am | by Tripp

The story of Pentecost always begins with a sound; the gathering of people and a sound. So often we focus on what is being said at the time in the story and ignore all the listening that takes place.First, there's a sound.Second, people hear the sound.An encounter with the Holy...

 

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Sermon: In the Breaking #bringbackourgirls

Posted May 4, 2014 @ 8:17am | by Tripp

Lord, I believe. Help thou my unbelief. Make these words more than words and give us the Spirit of Jesus.The first time I heard the news about the two hundred and seventy Nigerian school girls who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram was last Sunday. I was sitting with the rest of the band at...

 

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Are Worship and Intimacy Compatible?

Posted February 13, 2014 @ 10:02am | by Tripp

In a recent post on his Prietly Goth blog, Larry Kamphausen offered a lengthy reflection on the relationship between intimacy and liturgy and asked if the purpose of liturgy is intimacy with God. It's important, he suggests, but not the purpose of worship. He wrote, "I don’t mean...

 

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