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December 2005

For Unto Us a Child is Born

I usually post sermons after the fact, but today I wanted to get tonights sermon posted. My prayer is to have my …

Acts 9: 31-43: You Dorcas!

Okay, it’s finals week; after grading 50 book summaries of Jesus and Community, you’d be making bad puns too. Yet amidst such …

Luigi Giussani on the Psalms

On Tuesday night at UCLA and last night at Pt Loma Nazarene University, I had the honor of participating in a dialogue …

Acts 9:26-31: Protective Custody

Acts 9:26-31 completes the initial account of Saul’s “conversion”, as v. 32 moves the story to Peter. Reading the text carefully opens …

Second Sunday of Advent

Yesterday’s sermon was hard to give. As I look back over it, it was probably hard to hear as well. To speak …