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Minister and writer

Straddling the Fence of Civil Responsibility

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, July 2, 2017 1 Peter 2:13-17 GNT; Reading from Henry D. Thoreau’s “Civil Disobedience” If it were possible for us to be in Concord, Massachusetts, ten days from today, I imagine we … Continue reading

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Benefits of Being Awed

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, June 25, 2017 Job 37:14-16, 21-24; 38:12, 18 GNT; Reading from John Muir’s A Thousand Mile Walk Do you have any plans to be awestruck, amazed, or lost in wonderment this summer?  … Continue reading

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Some Words Dads & Husbands Aren’t Likely to Hear

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, June 18, 2017 Luke 15:11-32 ESV As fathers, and husbands, we hear a lot of words from our children and our spouses through the years.  Some words that we hear make us … Continue reading

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Genesis Chapters 1-3: Answers or Questions?

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, June 11, 2017 Genesis 1:1-28 ESV Reading from John Shelby Spong, Rescuing the Bible from Fundamentalism  Genesis chapters 1-3 – some of the most beautiful literature in the entire Bible; indeed, … Continue reading

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In Praise of (Religious) Poetry

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, June 4, 2017 Joel 2:28-29 ESV; Mary Oliver, “I Want to Write Something So Simply” How many of you like poetry?  It takes a special inclination, I guess, to be an avid … Continue reading

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Who You Going to Listen To?

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, May 28, 2017 Proverbs 16 (selected verses); reading from Parker J. Palmer’s, Let Your Life Speak Today’s message was prepared primarily with our graduating high school seniors in mind.  At the same … Continue reading

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Reflections on “Near Death Experiences”

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, May 21, 2017 Psalm 18:1-7; Luke 13:4 GNT I ask your indulgence, that I might share a personal story this morning.  Because I feel privileged – no, I feel blessed – … Continue reading

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