Category: Denn’s Sermons

It has all the elements that are needed to define a story as weird.  A cemetery, two violent men, the supernatural and pigs. The day had started with the Sermon on the Mount the morning before and Jesus had taught those that gathered around the basics of his Kingdom.  How to deal with those we […]

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On Tuesday mornings there is a group of a dozen or so men who have been getting together to study the book of Romans.  And early in our study we discovered a weird little part of the letter.  Paul is listing the behaviour of people who are in his words “sinful, wicked people who suppress […]

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To be completely honest, if I was writing the New Testament this is one story I probably would have skipped.  And if you were completely honest you have probably been uncomfortable reading it. It just doesn’t fit with our view of Jesus.  We can understand when he goes ballistic and clears the temple courts of […]

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A talking donkey, that’s weird.  Even Shrek thought it was a little weird and he is an Ogre. And I know that maybe some of you are thinking “but my pet speaks to me.”   Sure they do.  They may communicate with you on some level, but they don’t speak to you. Sorry to burst your […]

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Having grown up in the Maritimes and spending most of my teens years around boats and ships of one description or another I am fairly familiar with fog, especially when you consider my formative years were spent in Saint John or as we fondly remember it CFBC, Canada’s Fog Bound City.  And some fog was […]

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If I was to ask you to name a story that began on Christmas Eve (without the obvious spiritual answer), some people would answer with “A Visit from Saint Nick”, and that would be a good answer.  “T’was the night before Christmas and all through the house, not a creature was stirring not even a […]

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I’m really not fond of change, I don’t like carrying it around in my pockets, I find it bulky an d uncomfortable, so I have a jar on my dresser that I dump all my change in so I don’t have to carry it.  And come vacation time I will roll it and take it […]

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A couple of weeks ago I spoke about the pain that comes with stepping on Legos and I discussed the reasons why it hurts so much when it happens.  That our feet have a lot of nerve endings, and Legos are really really sharp and edgy and they are super strong so there is not […]

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Have you ever stepped on a piece of Lego, in the dark? Have you ever wondered how something so small that provides so much enjoyment can cause so much pain? Well, you’re in luck, because I’m going to explain the science behind the pain.  There are basically four reasons that are wrapped up in this. […]

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Last week I mentioned that the largest Lego kit every produced is the new Millennium Falcon kit which was released a month ago.  The kit has 7,541 pieces is 33 inches long and 22 inches wide and weighs almost 19 pounds. But, more impressive than what you can create with the kits are the artists […]

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