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Lenten Remix 18: Love Your Enemy

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  “Love the KKK.” / “Love your enemy.”   Jesus tells us to love our enemies in Matthew 5:44. I can think of few more hateful organizations than the KKK. They are indeed enemies of God. If we are going to love our enemies, we have to love the vilest. We can’t follow Jesus without […]

Lenten Remix 17: Jesus Brought the Wine

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In John 2, Jesus brought the wine. How could anyone teach that all alcohol is sinful after reading the verses about the wedding feast? I don’t know. I only know that Jesus brought the wine.   Amen.

Lenten Remix 16: Jesus Had a Vagina

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There is not a single verse in all of scripture that describes Jesus’ genitalia. Why do we spend so much time assuming that Jesus had a penis? I think our faith would benefit from exploring the femininity of Jesus…or assuming for a little while that Jesus had a vagina.   Amen.

Lenten Remix 15: Just Be Love.

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In Matthew 22, Jesus tells us to love God and our neighbor. If we are not going to love, our lives our meaningless. People are always talking about what everybody else needs to be. I think we can make Jesus’ greatest commandments simpler. Stop worrying about everything else…”Just Be Love.”   Amen.

Lenten Remix 14: Don’t Worry

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Philippians 4:6 reads, “Do not be anxious about anything…” There is an old saying that bubbles up from the islands that has a little better wording for our context, “Don’t worry…”   Amen.

Lenten Remix 13: I Got This

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  “I got this.”   In Jeremiah 29:11, God declares, “For I know the plans I have for you…” I don’t need all of that big language. I just need to know that God’s got this.   Amen.

Lenten Remix 12: Give Your Life

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  “Give your life.”   In John 15:13, Jesus tells the disciples that love doesn’t get any greater than sacrificing your life for your friends. We can’t have a future worth living in without making the marginalized and oppressed our friends. The message of Jesus is clear. Give your life.   Amen.

Lenten Remix 11: End Racism

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  “Love must be sincere. End Racism.”   Racism pervades every part of our lives. To deny the systemic nature of racial inequality is to deny love. We must not forget that love must be sincere. In order for love to be sincere we must end racism. In Romans 12:9, Paul tells us to hate […]

Lenten Remix 10: The Ass Stones

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  “Why don’t you hypocrites take your stones and shove them up your asses?”   Jesus placing his body in the dirt between the adulterous woman and her accusers is one of the most powerful moments in all of scripture. John relays another powerful moment in 8:7. Jesus looks up from the dirt and says, […]

Lenten Remix 9: The Screaming Christ

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    “Jesus screamed.”   Upon the death of Lazarus in John 11, “Jesus wept.” Often when you lose someone you love, you do more than weep. When I lost my grandmother last year, I screamed. I think Jesus screamed too.   Amen.

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