February 2017

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“Higher Literalism”

by judy

 Leviticus 19:1-2, 9-18 Matthew 5:38-48 The title of this sermon is “Higher Literalism,” because while I’m not a biblical literalist, I am biblical. Preaching requires that I always speak carefully in response to the biblical text. I feel the steady pressure of the Church’s experience of the Bible in every sermon I prepare and deliver. […]

“You Are Something!”

by judy

In the movie, Analyze This, there’s a line repeated again and again by the two main characters: “You are something!” “You are something!” I want to fill in the blanks of what that something is because you are something. Don’t take this the wrong way because this is not a group therapy session. I have […]

The Clash of Beatitudes (Matthew 5:1-12)

by judy

During Super one Super Bowl Media Day, a boy had fought through the media throng, was face to face with Pete Carroll, and asked if the coach had any advice. “Wherever you want to go, you just keep battling and fighting and hanging onto what you want. If you keep competing, you know you’re going […]