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The Rev. Scott Seeke

Scott Seeke: The Chosen One

1 Samuel 16:1-13

4th Sunday in Lent - Year A

March 26, 2017

The Rev. Scott Seeke (ELCA)


Last year at my daughter's band concert a flute player got up to play a solo. This was a middle school band, you know, 7th and 8th graders. Now, my middle schooler, I mean, she's amazing. But the rest? Well, it's a middle school band, you know? So I didn't hope for too much. I mean, mostly, if I'm being honest, I just hoped to stay awake.

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The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown

Does Baptism Matter?

Luke 3:15-16,21-22

Baptism of the Lord - Year C

January 13, 2013

The Rev. Dr. Michael Brown (other)

On the first Sunday following January 6 every year, churches around the world observe something called The Baptism of Our Lord Sunday; and as soon as we pastors get those words out of our mouths, you can see the shades coming down for some folks.  I understand that.  They are asking a couple of reasonable questions:  "Isn't this just some ancient ritual on a liturgical calendar that really doesn't mean much to a modern world?"  And the second question is just as serious:  "In truth, in our world, why does Baptism even matter at all?"

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