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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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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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Women Who Can Change the World

A sermon delivered by Rev. Dr. Randy K. Hammer, May 14, 2017 Matthew 15:21-28 GNT It saddens me, and perhaps you as well, to see people separated by cultural, ethnic, and religious barriers.  It is unnatural—we might even say un-godly—for … Continue reading

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Oh, the Things that Men Sometimes Do!

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, March 12, 2017 Esther 3:1-11 GNT There is so much troubling news these days.  And there are so many things going on in the world that cause us to question, to shake … Continue reading

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Considerations for the Season of Lent

A sermon delivered by Dr. Randy K. Hammer, March 5, 2017 Matthew 4:1-11 GNT In May 2000, I was privileged to enjoy a nice buffet lunch with my traveling companions at the Mount of Temptation Restaurant near the old city … Continue reading

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