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About pastorcourt

Courtney McHill has been in ministry for over 10 years and is travelling the world in search of pilgrimage and new life. What is it to be theological in different spaces? What are we searching for? What will we find about God, our world and ourselves?

Devotional for March 8, 2015 –   Sneaky Stories: The kingdom of God is like a wedding banquet…

Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor                                                                                     Bible Background The parable for this Sunday is absurd.  It is full of conflict, absurd war and conflict, and an even more absurd outcome.  I read and reread this parable. I thought about … Continue reading

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Devotional for March 1, 2015 –   Sneaky Stories: The kingdom of heaven is like a landowner….        

 Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor                                                                                      Bible Background The parable that we are looking at today from Jesus makes me squirm. I have never really cared for this parable.  This could be for a number of reasons. First … Continue reading

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Devotional for February 22, 2015 –   Sneaky Stories: The kingdom of God is like a King….   

Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor                                                                                      Bible Background  This week begins our first full week of the season of Lent. During the season of Lent we will be looking at the parables of Jesus through the lens of … Continue reading

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Devotional for February 15, 2015 –   RE:Purposing: Shiny Jesus         

 Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor                                                                                     Bible Background                                                                … Continue reading

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February 8th 2015   Theme – Restored in Christ  

Written by Pastor Mark Bringman Matthew 14:13 – 36                NRSV 13 Now when Jesus heard [that John was executed], he withdrew from there in a boat to a deserted place by himself. But when the crowds heard it, they followed him … Continue reading

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Devotional for February 1, 2015 –   RE:Purposing: The Lord’s Prayer 

Written by Courtney McHill, United Methodist Pastor Bible Background      When looking at our scripture in narrative form, I find that I see things that I haven’t really seen before. For example, this Sunday we are looking at a chunk … Continue reading

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Theme – Jesus Came For Losers

Written by Pastor Mark Bringman Matthew 5:1 – 20                    NRSV When Jesus saw the crowds, he went up the mountain; and after he sat down, his disciples came to him. 2Then he began to speak, and taught them, saying: 3 ‘Blessed are the … Continue reading

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