Tag Archive for ‘FirstDay Sermon’

FirstDay Sermon: No Way to Fail

Let me tell you one thing you can never fail at. Being yourself. And guess what else? Guess what is your primary job as a human being, the reason you’re here? Being yourself. But honey chile, do you know who that is? Cause most people don’t know who that is. You gotta start unlocking the mystery. * Let me tell you about a man I loved. Man, I was a […]

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FirstDaySermon: Oh My God, Sex

For many months, I have been tackling the questions surrounding God, sex, and money. As you probably know, these are pretty tough. These are places “spiritual” people tend not to go. So I can find a shitload of stuff in the Bible about God and money—give to Cesar’s what is Cesar’s, you cannot worship God and money, give up your financial wealth if you are going to follow the spiritual […]

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FirstDay Sermon: Love Is Not a Numbers Game. Life Is Not a Matter of Numbers.

“For if we think of this existence of the individual as a larger or smaller room, it appears evident that most people learn to know only a corner of their room.” –Rainer Maria Rilke This past week, I was preparing to teach one of my college classes in which students read academic articles about culture and then respond by writing analytical essays. (Wow, that sounds boring.) Our particular focus is […]

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FirstDay Sermon: Unconditional Love

“For one human being to love another: that is perhaps the most difficult of all our tasks, the ultimate, the last test and proof, the work for which all other work is but preparation…. Love is at first not anything that means merging, giving over, and uniting with another (for what would a union be of something unclarified and unfinished, still subordinate—?), it is a high inducement to the individual […]

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