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Annotated Table of Contents

Annotated Table of Contents

What follows is the annotated table of contents for my new book that I hope to complete by December of this year. I welcome comments and interest from others. In early 2017 I expect I’ll be able to be offering seminars and conferences on this topic. Please use the comment section of this web page and I’ll be happy to respond to your questions or reflections. Annotated Table of Contents “Meeting the St. Paul You Never Thought You’d Meet” by…

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Sabbath Time — Trusting the Spirit

Sabbath Time — Trusting the Spirit

Sabbath Time — Trusting the Spirit By George Martin May 11, 2014 St. Mattthew’s Episcopal Church, Pacific Palisades, CA Sunday Bulletin, Easter 4 (A Reflection Based on the Walter Bruggemann lectures at the Clergy Conference this past week. All five of the St. Matthew’s clergy staff attended!)  Many of us major in anxiety and fear. It even means at times feeling guilty when we’re not working very hard or seeming to make progress toward a goal. We live in a…

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I don’t have a strategy for Congregational Growth! How can that be?

I don’t have a strategy for Congregational Growth! How can that be?

A Friend of Mine (an Episcopal priest) is applying for a job another church. She asked me how I would answer a question they were asking about “Church Growth”? She was hoping I had the answers. At one time I thought I did, but that’s no longer the case. Thus I wrote the following for my friend to consider. The question comes first and then my suggested reply, that she’ll have to put in her own words, of course. April…

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His Love Found Us

His Love Found Us

This is the sermon I wrote for St. Matthew’s Episcopal Church in St. Paul MN for March 17th, the 5th Sunday of Lent. …………….. “Hey! That was my line!” George Martin Sermon for March 17, 2013 (Philippians 3:1-14 and John 12:1-11)  I’ve been in and out of prisons for most of my life. That’s not exactly the sermon opening I’m sure many of you were expecting to hear, but it is true. One summer when I was in college I was…

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Holy Saturday – Waiting for What We Don’t Know

Holy Saturday – Waiting for What We Don’t Know

Reflections on Holy Saturday April 7, 2012 George Martin What is it that allows us to have just a hint of hope and the ability to grit our teeth in moments of crisis—those times when fear arises like a tsunami—and to respond in the same way at other times of foreboding doom that creeps ever so slowly like a storm on the horizon? I’m not talking about a kind of foolhardy charge of the light brigade into a thunderous blaze…

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