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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 […]

March 17, 2017

Loving God, Loving the World

Loving God, Loving the World

“Loving God, Loving the World” by Rev. Chase Peeples John 3:1-17 March 3, 2017, Second Sunday in Lent The verse John 3:16 is commonly used by Christians as justification for the belief that each individual person must “accept Jesus Christ as his/her Lord and Savior” because of the words “whosever believes in him shall not […]

September 30, 2016

9-25-16 Where is Your Doorstep?

9-25-16 Where is Your Doorstep?

“Where is Your Doorstep?” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 16:19-31 September 25, 2016, Nineteenth Sunday after Pentecost Jesus’ story of “the Rich Man and Lazarus” is familiar to many Christians, so familiar that the rich man is seen as the bad guy or villain, but what if he wasn’t a bad guy at all?  What […]

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 […]

July 22, 2016

7-10-16 Don’t Be Like the Good Samaritan

7-10-16 Don't Be Like the Good Samaritan

“Don’t Be Like the Good Samaritan” Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 10:25-37 July 10, 2016, Eighth Sunday after Pentecost The story told in Luke 10:25-37 is most often called the “Parable of the Good Samaritan,” but nowhere in the story does it say the Samaritan was good.  Often our idea of a good person amounts to […]

July 8, 2016

7-3-16 Dusting Off Your Feet

7-3-16 Dusting Off Your Feet

“Dusting Off Your Feet” by Rev. Chase Peeples Luke 10:1-11 July 3, 2016, Seventh Sunday after Pentecost When Jesus sent out his disciples he gave them instructions on what to do when they were refused hospitality and their message of the reign of God was refused.  They should stand in the center of the village […]

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