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  • The Lectionary Gospel

    John 17:20-26

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    One of the most creative preachers I know who always manages to approach texts in a very fresh way is Debbie Blue.   For this text, she reminds us that biblically “glory doesn’t shine, it bleeds.”   You can… More...

  • Old Testament Lectionary

    Acts 16:16-34

    Author: Doug Bratt

    TANSTAAFL is an acronym for the old adage, “There ain’t no such thing as a free lunch,” reportedly coined by Robert Heinlein. Quite simply, it means even if something appears to be free, there’s always some kind… More...

  • The Lectionary Psalms

    Psalm 97

    Author: Stan Mast

    It’s not hard to understand the message of Psalm 97; it’s just hard to believe. There’s no doubt about its message: “The Lord reigns, let the earth be glad, let the distant shores rejoice.” But, if a… More...

  • Lectionary Epistle

    Revelation 22:12-14, 16-17, 20-21

    Author: Scott Hoezee

    When I was a student at Calvin College, I spent three years serving as one of the student leaders at the on-campus worship services. When you stand up front in such services, you see things which most… More...

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September 29, 2015 - Calvin Seminary Chapel

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September 29, 2015 - Calvin Seminary Chapel