Sermons

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Randall Tremba
June 28, 2015
There is an extraordinary and amazing spirit of forgiveness in Charleston, SC, but there are also tears. The weeping and the hurting will not end for a long to come, if ever.

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Randall Tremba
June 21, 2015

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Randall Tremba
June 14, 2015
Love is our identity. And learning how to express it is a life-long quest made up of many small, quiet choices. Love is becoming you.

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June 7, 2015
Alex Patchin McNeill

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Randall Tremba
May 31, 2015
Today is Trinity Sunday. This morning we meditate on this mystery the way a Buddist meditates on the sound of one hand clapping. The mind can’t grasp it, but the heart may.

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Randall Tremba
May 24, 2015
The power compressed in the atom was once a hidden secret. The hidden power of love in our hearts should not be a secret.

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Randall Tremba
May 17, 2015
This sermon is especially for you, our high school graduates. Today we send you into the world with an invitation to bear the light of Christ as St. Francis did in his day.

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Randall Tremba
May 10, 2015
The fires raging in Baltimore two weeks ago provoked my racist demon. What's the matter with those people, a voice within me screamed? Are they stupid or what?

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Randall Tremba
May 3, 2015
The call to love comes in many ways and there are many ways to answer the call to love.

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Randall Tremba
April 26, 2015
There is much in this world that can’t be cured or fixed. But there is nothing in this world to keep us from acting with compassion.

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Randall Tremba
April 19, 2015
The stories of the Resurrection may be seen as supporting an old argument put forward by our Jewish ancestors. It’s only an argument. So we can argue back.

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Randall Tremba
April 12, 2015
The Resurrection of Jesus is, of course, unbelievable.

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Randall Tremba
April 5, 2015
The Resurrection of Jesus is not another version of the rites of spring, of life arising out of death, snow melting, flowers blooming, birds singing. That’s the story of the natural word and it is marvelous and awesome. The Resurrection of Jesus tells a different story.

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Randall Tremba
March 29, 2015
Did Jesus die for our sins? Well, as you know, that’s been said over and over again in sermons, Sunday school classes and at least ten thousand gospel songs and hymns. But what does that mean?

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Ethel Hornbeck
March 22, 2015
"The voice in John calls out “glory”, exactly like the voice in Mark calls out Beloved. And that same voice is calling us—inviting us to receive the gift of life, so fully and freely and fiercely, that we begin to let go of fear, darkness, death, wounds, old stories, anything that is keeping us from love.”

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Randall Tremba
March 15, 2015
The historic Jesus is a seed that falls upon our hearts. What happens next depends on the beholder, the one who holds the seed.

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Randall Tremba
March 8, 2015
The Islamic State in Iraq and Syria (ISIS) has a vision. It’s a vision for which many are willing to die, as was Jesus for his.

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Randall Tremba
February 15, 2015
I actually had another sermon in mind for this morning. It would have been titled: “The Prayer of Jesus.” It would have been very short. Just one sentence. "Prayer is making contact with love that burns in our hearts." (David James Duncan)

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Randall Tremba
February 8, 2015
We can’t fix everything or everybody. Actually, we can’t fix anybody. But we can stay in touch. And that, as it turns out, is often enough to bring healing.

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Randall Tremba
February 1, 2015
I once shook the hand of a man who devoted his entire adult life to a quest of discovering the historic Jesus of Nazareth behind the written gospels.

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