I was honored to preach for Tualatin Presbyterian Church on Sunday, November 24th, 2014. The lectionary passages I used were Ezekiel 34:11-24 and Matthew 25:31-46. The sermon is entitled “Red Lasers Vs. Blue Lasers” and makes use of the Saturday morning cartoon G.I. Joe as a metaphor. Enjoy.
Aric discovered he is religious and not spiritual in a Chan Buddhist monastery in Taiwan. These days he inflicts that religion on audiences and congregations who bring him out from his home in Portland, Oregon. He does this while fathering two wild heathens, writing everything but this week’s sermon, speaking in front of crowds large and small who fail to properly vet his credentials, and husbanding the amazing Stacia Ann. He is a world-class Game Master, a pacifist, an over-activist, and a number 8 on the Enneagram. His influences include James Alison, Pomplamoose, Pema Chodron, Iain M. Banks, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Stephen R. Donaldson, Chipotle chicken burritos, John Howard Yoder, Cowboy Bebop, and the highland bagpipes. He still cannot grow a beard.