My First Sermon

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There is a story that Karl Barth, one of the great theologians of the Twentieth Century, was once asked: “If you could summarize into one sentence, all the great thoughts of theology that you have read and studied over the years, what would that be?”  Barth thought for a moment, and then replied: “Jesus loves me, this I know; for the bible tells me so.” As I thought about that, I wondered about the theme that had become my own expression of faith. I believe my first sermon was preached when I was a child of about four years old. I can still picture myself in our back yard, swinging away and singing with all my might for everyone to hear: Continue reading