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The Rev. Brian Erickson The Rev. Brian Erickson is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church in Alabaster, AL.

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The Rev. Brian Erickson is senior pastor of First United Methodist Church of Alabaster, Alabama.

Before coming to Alabaster in 2009, he served for a decade as the chaplain at two United Methodist universities. As a college chaplain, he taught classes in Wesleyan theology, Christian liturgy, and led service-learning classes to Harlem and Chile.

Brian is a graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and Candler School of Theology at Emory University, and is the author of The Theological Implications of Climate Control: Reflections on the Seasons of Faith.


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1st Sunday in Lent - Year C

February 17, 2013

The Rev. Brian Erickson (UMC)

Lent rolls around every year, but for most Christians, it is less like a birthday and more like a flu vaccination. 

We know Lent is necessary, that it's good for us in much the same way cauliflower might be. We've heard all the preachers' clichés as to how it makes the joy of Easter possible, but the truth of the matter is that Lent never comes naturally. 

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