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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 […]

September 30, 2016

9-11-16 You Are Here

9-11-16 You Are Here

“You Are Here” Luke 15:1-10 by Rev. Chase Peeples September 11, 2016, Seventeenth Sunday after Pentecost When Jesus told the stories of the lost coin and the lost sheep, his hearers included “pharisees and scribes” who objected to the “sinners and tax collectors” whom Jesus accepted.  Our tendency as modern readers is to flatten these […]

September 2, 2016

8-28-16 Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests

8-28-16 Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests

“Living the Change. . . With Our Dinner Guests” Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel Luke 14:1, 7-14 August 28, 2016, the Fifteenth Sunday after Pentecost Rev. Dr. Ginny Brown Daniel, Conference Minister for the Missouri Mid-South Conference United Church of Christ, comes as guest preacher to share about Jesus’ proclamation that the Reign of God […]

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 […]

August 26, 2016

7-31-16 Getting Over Unfairness

7-31-16 Getting Over Unfairness

“Getting Over Unfairness” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 12:13-21 July 31, 2016, Eleventh Sunday after Pentecost Who in our computer-driven world hasn’t had the experience of failing to back up important work, photos or music only to have our computer crash?  Even backing our digital things up on “the cloud” doesn’t totally guarantee its security. […]

June 23, 2016

6-12-16 Why are Christians So Arrogant?

6-12-16 Why are Christians So Arrogant?

“Why are Christians So Arrogant?” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 7:36-8:3 Sixth Sunday after Pentecost, June 12, 2016 Why are Christians so arrogant?  It seems when Christians are in the media they are judging, condemning and otherwise putting down any number of marginalized groups of people.  Perhaps Christians are arrogant, because they deep down don’t […]

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