Category archives: Andrew Packman

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    June 11, 2017.  The way a story ends changes what it means. Matthew ends his Gospel not with Jesus' resurrection, but with Jesus commissioning the disciples to go forth and make disciples. The First Creation Story in Genesis 1:1-2:4 ends not with Creation, but with Sabbath. These two endings point to a central tension in the Christian life: the cal... [read more]
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    May 21, 2017.  What does it mean to be the church in this peculiar time in American religious history? In this sermon, Andrew Packman challenges the common interpretation that we are living in a secular age, and instead suggests that we are living in time of religious confusion. All of us are wired to worship God, but it’s awfully easy to worship a... [read more]
 
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