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Recent The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker Blog Articles

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April 18, 2013

A Man Who Never Would

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

What should be the foundation of our world and our lives? A dialogue between Doctor Who and Genesis might just give us the answer.
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April 16, 2013

To Fight Monsters

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

Fairy Tales teach us that there are monsters and bad things that may want to hurt us. The great ones tell the story of a hero who fights monsters without becoming one.
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October 18, 2012

Fool's God

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

In order for us not to worship a fool's God we need to accept that the foolishness of the cross is the wisdom and power of God. Wisdom doesn't equal certainty, wisdom is trusting in the crucified God. If you'd like to watch the video of this sermon as your read you can go to http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PJ9j6-OlAfc&feature=plcp
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September 02, 2011

Labor Day and the Kingdom

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

The dangerous message in some parables you probably don't want to preach about around Labor Day.
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August 15, 2011

Taking Stock

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

Fear and hope drive the stock market up and down, but they don't just affect our investing decisions. Fear and hope stand as opposites throughout the scripture, like a bull and bear glaring at each other. When we take stock of our lives, what role have fear and hope played?
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April 20, 2011

Isn't It Ironic

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

A look at the Irony of Mark's Passion story, especially the centurion's last statement about Christ on the Cross.
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April 14, 2011

Death as Gift

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

Was death always part of God's plan? Is it possible to see death as a gift rather than an enemy?
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March 30, 2011

Not the Speech I'd Hoped For

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

When Peter rebukes Jesus and Jesus says, "Get Behind Me Satan," I always hope for a triumphant and inspirational speech to follow that would bring everyone back together.  Jesus gave a speech, but it isn't the comforting speech I'd hoped for.
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March 17, 2011

Lent Reflection: The Great Do Over

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

Like Phil from City Slickers,we are offered a great do over. Lent is the time to reflect on what that means for our lives.
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March 10, 2011

Lent Reflection: The Sharp Knife of a Short Life

The Rev. Stephen McKinney-Whitaker (PCUSA)

A reflection on the popular song "If I Die Young" by The Band Perry for Ash Wednesday and Lent, and a word of hope from the Apostle Paul.