A Man Under Authority

a sermon for the 2nd Sunday after Pentecost (Proper 4C)

One of the most important things a soldier learns is how to live under authority. It’s the very first thing a recruit learns in basic training. The Centurion knew that the authority he had over his soldiers came from someone above in his chain of command.  And he knew that Jesus’ authority came from someplace higher.

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God Like Jazz

a sermon for the Day of Pentecost

In the beginning, God created the heavens and the earth and breathed life into humankind through the power of the Holy Spirit. But world God created was not fixed and static. Sometimes it seems unpredictable and chaotic, kind of like jazz.

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