Thinking about Judas

Rev. Joseph Hughes Editor’s Note: The following sermon was preached at Peace Lutheran Church, West Salem, Oregon, on Maundy Thursday, April 1, 2021. In addition to serving as the pastor of Peace, Rev. Hughes is the chaplain for the Fire District of Silverton, Oregon. My friends, When I read the Maundy Thursday Gospel my heart…
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The Kingdom Church

Dr. Robert Schmidt Editor’s Note: For an preliminary article to this one, see Dr. Schmidt’s earlier essay, “Evangelism of the Kingdom,” The Daystar Journal (Summer 2019). Jesus’ Evangelism Message Jesus’ good news was that God’s Kingdom was at hand, it was near. It was good news because the people knew the promises of the prophets….
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Twin Towers of Babel and Confusion

Babel and Trump Rev. Eugene Brueggemann   Ancient history in the Book of Genesis records the attempt of the people in the Near East to build a city and a tower “with its top in the heavens,” by which they would “make a name for ourselves.” They didn’t get a building permit from God, the…
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