Published on 26 Sep 2011

Sermon by Chris Dierkes – Sept 25, 2011


The dirty little secret in our churches is that very few, if any, study the sacred writings of our tradition. Sermons by the way are not really ways to learn or study the sacred scriptures…

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Published on 15 Aug 2011

Sermon by Chris Dierkes – August 14th, 2011


As part of my training I was sent one summer to the beautiful country of Peru. The Jesuits in Peru (and Latin America generally) were a major force behind the movement known as Liberation Theology. Liberation Theology–for those who don’t know the lingo–was a theological movement that argued that the Christian Church could no longer offer “pie in the sky” spirituality to the poor….

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Published on 11 Jul 2011

Sermon by Chris Dierkes – July 10, 2011


“When Paul talks about the law (or the pattern) of sin and death, he means we are conditioned. We’re conditioned by our biology, by our childhood, by our choices in life, where we grew up, the social class we exist in, on and on. There is nearly infinite amounts of conditioning. It’s not for nothing that Paul uses the word slavery. Opposed to the slavery of the sarx stands the freedom of the pneuma….”

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Published on 26 May 2011

Sermon by Chris Dierkes – April 22nd, 2011


“Philip said to Jesus, ‘Lord show us the Father and we will be satisfied.’ This short interaction between the disciple Philip and the Teacher Jesus points to what I think is the central story of our time. It speaks to the central theological questions, dilemmas, pursuits, worldviews, and perhaps even mistakes that influence the way in which we approach the spiritual life….”

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Published on 23 Apr 2011

Sermon by Chris Dierkes – Good Friday, April 22


“Our entryway into this meditation on the crucifixion of Jesus will be through the dark, obscure, and confusing statement of Jesus‘, spoken from the Cross: “I am thirsty.” (John 19:28). The statement “I am thirsty” offers a profound glimpse into the heart of Christian spirituality….”

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