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death of Jesus
July 21, 2017

Rejecting Bad Theology

Rejecting Bad Theology

“Rejecting Bad Theology” by Rev. Chase Peeples Matthew 21:1-11 Palm Sunday, April 9, 2017 In most churches during Holy Week, a type of theology will be preached that is harmful to human relationships and to our understanding of God: penal substitutionary atonement.  For many Christians, this is the only understanding they have ever heart regarding […]

August 26, 2016

8-7-16 Is God Abusive?

8-7-16 Is God Abusive?

“Is God Abusive?” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 12:41-48 August 6, 2016, Twelfth Sunday after Pentecost Among our many unhealthy ways of thinking about God are views that accept God as being violent and even abusive toward’s God’s children.  In Luke 12, Jesus shares a parable about a master who beats and ultimately cuts his […]

April 8, 2016

3-27-16 Nonsense

3-27-16 Nonsense

“Nonsense” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 24:1-12 Easter Sunday, March 27, 2016 When the women who first saw the empty tomb told Jesus’ disciples about his resurrection, their story was considered “an idle tale” or as some English translations say, “nonsense.”  The resurrection is non-sensical and counter-intuitive.  There is nothing rational about believing in the […]

November 20, 2015

11-15-15 What Did Jesus’ Death Accomplish?

“What Did Jesus’ Death Accomplish?” by Rev. Chase Peeples Philippians 2:4-11 For most American Christians, the reason Jesus died on the cross is because it was all God’s plan. Humanity sinned and should be punished by eternal damnation, but because God loves humanity, God sent “his” Son to die a horrible death in our place. […]

April 16, 2015

Staring Into the Void

“Staring Into the Void” by Rev. Chase Peeples Mark 16:1-8 Easter Sunday, April 5, 2015 This Easter sermon is about the original ending of the Gospel of Mark which ends at chapter 16, verse 8.  Two other endings were added by later editors, but as any modern translation will tell you the earliest Greek manuscripts […]

April 6, 2015

Unmet Expectations

“Unmet Expectations”–a sermon by Rev. Chase Peeples Mark 11:1-11 Palm Sunday, March 29, 2015 This is a sermon about Palm Sunday according to the Gospel of Mark.  In it, Rev. Peeples explains how every act on that original Palm Sunday was filled with political and religious significance, yet Jesus did not meet any of the […]

March 26, 2015

How Can Death Be a Good Thing?

How Can Death Be a Good Thing? by Rev. Chase Peeples John 12:20-25 The Fifth Sunday in Lent, March 22, 2015 This is a sermon about John 12:20-25 and Jesus’ words about how a seed must die to produce new life.  Rev. Peeples shares that Jesus is talking not only about his own death but […]