Out Foxed

a sermon for the 2nd Sunday in Lent

How often are we faced with a situation that requires us to take a stand, and yet we wish would just go away?  Some issue that we know requires us to make a decision, but we try play it down the middle instead?  Continue reading

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A Matter of Trust

a sermon for the 1st Sunday in Lent

To the degree that we trust God for our daily needs, for our sense of purpose in the world, for our identity as a child of God, the temptations of the world have little appeal. Continue reading

The Lyrics

Several folks asked me for the new lyrics I wrote for “Jesus Loves Me” in my previous post. They were written very quickly, over a bowl of cereal, last Sunday morning.  Here they are:

Jesus loves me, this I know
for the Bible tells me so.
Little ones to him belong.
They are weak but he is strong.

Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.
Yes, Jesus loves me.
The Bible tells me so.

Jesus loves you, too, it’s true,
and people who don’t look like you.
The widow and the Syrian,
immigrants from every land.

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Jesus loves Republicans,
Democrats, Lib’tarians.
Doesn’t matter how you vote,
He loves us all and that’s no joke.

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Jesus loves both gays and straights,
married folks and celibates.
Homeless folks, he loves them, too.
Pris’ners in their cells also.

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Jesus died for all, you see
even folks who disagree.
One thing’s true, now listen well:
God loves us all (you know darn well.)

Refrain