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Resources from 2019 and 2020

  • Lent 4C (2019)

    by Amanda Benckhuysen
  • The Joy of Forgiveness

    by Bob Cornwall
  • Exegesis (Psalm 32)

    by Richard Donovan
  • Lent 4C (2019)

    by Caleb Haynes
  • Lent 1A (2020)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Sermon Starters (Lent 4C)(2019)

    by Scott Hoezee
    Most of his friends had been hanged. But despite his central role in helping to construct Adolf Hitler’s Nazi nightmare, Albert Speer somehow managed to receive from the Nuremberg trials only a twenty-year sentence at the Spandau Prison in Berlin. Not long after arriving in Spandau, Speer met with the prison chaplain. To the chaplain’s shock, Speer said, “I want to use my time in prison well. So what I want to ask you is: Would you help me become a different man?” The chaplain was savvy enough to know that for Speer to have even a chance of becoming different, he would have to provide full disclosure of his past evils. Whether or not Speer succeeded in doing that is a matter of considerable debate among those who have studied Speer’s writings. Speer’s memoir Inside the Third Reich was praised for its candor when it was first published. But over time people began to see that in actuality Speer may have held back, failing to confess the full scope of his Nazi activities...
  • Sermon Starters (Proper 26C)(2019)

    by Scott Hoezee
    Most of his friends had been hanged. But despite his central role in helping to construct Adolf Hitler’s Nazi nightmare, Albert Speer somehow managed to receive from the Nuremberg trials only a 20-year sentence at the Spandau Prison in Berlin. Not long after arriving in Spandau, Speer met with the prison chaplain. To the chaplain’s shock, Speer said, “I want to use my time in prison well. So what I want to ask you is: Would you help me become a different man?” The chaplain was savvy enough to know that for Speer to have even a chance of becoming different, he would have to provide full disclosure of his past evils. Whether or not Speer succeeded in doing that is a matter of considerable debate among those who have studied Speer’s writings. Speer’s memoir Inside the Third Reich was praised for its candor when it was first published. But over time people began to see that in actuality Speer may have held back, failing to confess the full scope of his Nazi activities. In fact, Speer probably made use of that age-old trick whereby you acknowledge some truths as a way to distract people from noticing other things you’d rather not talk about. He laid just enough on the table to keep people from noticing what he was hiding under the table. Alas, it is possible Speer himself was not aware he was doing this. At very least, however, Speer and his spiritual counselors knew that the key ingredient in becoming a different person is forthright confession. Psalm 32 agrees...
  • Lent 1A (2020)

    by Cameron B.R. Howard
  • Dumping the Trash

    by Noel Schoonmaker

Resources from 2016 to 2018

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  • Lent 1A (2017)

    by Jennifer Chapman
  • Lent 4C (2016)

    by Stephanie R. Dyrness-Lobdell
  • Cattywampus

    by Steve Godfrey
  • Lent 4C (2016)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Lent 1A (2017)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Proper 6C (2016)

    by Phil Heinze
  • Proper 26C (2016)

    by J. Dwayne Howell
  • Lent 1A (2017)

    by Stan Mast
    When my brother and I were fishing in Colorado, we wanted to visit a famous lake, but we didn’t know how to find it. Providentially, a forest ranger stopped to chat with us. So we asked him how to get that lake. “Well,” he said, “you can’t get there from here. Oh, wait, there is a way, but it is very difficult. It’s narrow and steep and rocky. It’s the only way to get there from here. I don’t advise it. But that lake is a fisherman’s paradise.” What do you think we did? We didn’t take that way. We didn’t believe the ranger enough to take that road less travelled, even with the promise of paradise...
  • Abundant Grace

    by Lizette Merchán-Pinilla
  • God's Bridled Love

    by Larry Patten
    During a summer in college, I worked on my friend Josh’s family ranch. We didn’t have much down time, but I recall bugging Josh about riding one of the ranch’s horses. Old Susie was the safest. Josh gave me quick instructions—which included controlling the mare with the bridle he’d easily looped over her head—and then he stepped back. I swung my legs up and onto the saddle.
  • The Penitential Psalms

    from Presentation Ministries
  • Proper 6C (2016)

    by Kathryn Schifferdecker
  • Lent 4C (2016)

    by Beth Tanner
  • Quotations on Forgiveness

    by Various Authors
    ("The stupid neither forgive nor forget; the naive forgive and forget; the wise forgive but do not forget. Forgetting is something that time takes care of, but forgiveness is an act of volition, and only the sufferer is qualified to make the decision...")
  • Lent 1A

    by Howard Wallace
  • Lent 4C (2016)

    by Wesley White

Resources from 2013 to 2015

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Resources from the Archives

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Children's Resources

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The Classics

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