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“The Messing Up Hair Sermon”

January 19, 2022

I wanted to follow up on this past Sunday’s sermon I preached titled, “Love is mussing up someone’s hair” as a metaphor for how God lovingly and intimately engages us. This is a personal response, but also since our pastoral team discusses our work together, I thought it would be interesting for a community t..

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Have a Relational Meeting!

January 12, 2022

Last month, I took a walk on a sunny, early winter’s day. I was with a person new to our church community who had reached out over twitter to say hello. We talked a bit about where we come from - our families and hometowns and professional stories. We talked a little bit about where we are today - why I’m a pastor..

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What Do We Believe?

December 8, 2021

This summer, I gave a series of sermons on The Apostles’ Creed, the oldest statement of Christian faith outside of the Bible itself. For a variety of reasons, I didn’t quite finish the series. I owe you all two or three! I did this to demonstrate how my faith in God is very much grounded in a nearly two thousand y..

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Harvard Morning Prayer

November 3, 2021

I gave this talk on Tuesday, November 2nd, at Harvard’s Memorial Chapel morning prayers. It’s a Christian-hosted interfaith environment with a very short message. A few people asked if I would share. You’ll find the talk below and a recording will be available here.  “What We Can Learn From the Trees..

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Questions To Focus Our Lives

October 27, 2021

I’m teaching this short class for our church right now in which we unpack different aspects of American Evangelicalism and look for paths forward to a new Christianity. Here’s something I’m thinking about during this class.  As we let go of some certainties and dogma and open our minds to new ways of thi..

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An Examen Prayer for the Long Pandemic Season

August 13, 2021

Act I: My Personal Life Desolation How has this pandemic, dating back to early 2020, changed my life for the worse? What have I lost? How have I suffered?In what ways am I less hopeful, less grateful, less engaged in life? Consolation How has this pandemic, dating back to early 2020, changed my life for t..

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