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Come Out of Him

Unclean SpiritA friend of mine called me at my office and warned, “Arthur has just left my office, and he is mad.  He’s coming to your office.  You’d be well advised to leave.”

Arthur was our church’s resident crazy man.  He was unemployable, quirky, and creepy.  His long suffering wife put up with his craziness to the great amazement of all of us who knew them.

I hurriedly left my office and drove toward my home where I was going to put my car, out of sight, into the garage.  But in my rearview mirror appeared Arthur, clearly following me home.  I took a longer route and eventually lost him.  Several minutes later the door bell rang. Continue reading Come Out of Him

My name is legion.

Image I lived in Minnesota in the 70’s when the movie, The Exorcist, made its debut on American screens. The movie terrified audiences, and some people even imagined being stalked by demons trying to capture their lives.

When I first started working on the sermon I will deliver on February 24, my mind floated to that movie and Linda Blair’s head doing a 360. I concluded long ago that the movie only trivialized the possibilities for evil in this world. And the greatest evil is not something that makes your head spin, but rather which causes you to hate everything that is noble and beautiful. Continue reading My name is legion.