Tag Archives: forgiveness

sermon: “caught up in the story”

Third Sunday after Easter
Acts 3:12–19; 1 John 3:1–7; Luke 24:36b–48
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

Thanks to Jesus, we are more than complicit in murder: we are caught up in a story of grace and new life.

From the Quad City Times: “Bettendorf rethinks panhandling ordinance.”

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

sermon: “Sarah and Abraham”

Second Sunday in Lent
Genesis 17:1–7, 15–16; Romans 4:13–25; Mark 8:31–38
Pastor Clark Olson-Smith

The messy, human, grace-filled story of “Sarah” and “Abraham” and how God keeps widening the circle of the covenant.

Listen to Pastor Clark’s sermon. Thanks to Matt Reece for uploading.

“forgive us our debts as we also have forgiven our debtors” (Matthew 6)

“Marking the third anniversary of the Occupy Wall Street movement, the group’s Strike Debt initiative announced Wednesday it has abolished $3.8 million worth of private student loan debt since January. It said it has been buying the debts for pennies on the dollar from debt collectors, and then simply forgiving that money rather than trying to collect it.”

CNN Money report, 9/17/2014: “Occupy abolishes $4 million in other people’s student loan debt”