Author Archive | ericblauer

Song of Songs: Sacred Sex

The Bible celebrate God’s gift of marital love and the joy and pleasure of our sexual lives. Sex is not the pinnacle of human experience. It’s not the only path to fulfilment or meaning. Being married doesn’t cristen you a saint and being a virgin doesn’t get you a better seat in heaven. In this […]

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Song of Songs: Part 2

Who is this coming up from the wilderness? Who is has fought evil in the wasteland? Who has achieved victory where we have been defeated? Who has loved with a perfect love? Who has turned the dry and empty wasteland into a door of hope? Who has brought streams of living water to the barren […]

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The Song of Songs: part 1

My Beloved: I propose today that the Song of Songs, is first and foremost a song to be sung by those caught mercilessly in the throes of Divine love. The Song’s words, like all scripture are Spirit breathed. They come from the mouth of God and all His words are spirit and life according to […]

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Ecclesiastes and the Death of Meaning, God and Self: Part 2

Wisdom and Religion: When the Preacher says, “Be not rash with your mouth, and let your heart not hurry to utter a word before God.” We are confronted with a command that is immensely important, especially in today’s fragmenting, disintegrating and prodigal religious culture. People are leaving the ‘church’ in alarming numbers and many are doing […]

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The Wisdom Books: Proverbs Sermon #3

The Book of Proverbs and the Hook-Up Culture: How singles & marrieds can navigate sexual temptations, traps and troubles in relationships.   The book of Proverbs instructs us on how to grow in wisdom by discerning the difference between wisdom and folly in matters of sex, relationships and family. Our ability to understand these truths […]

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The Wisdom Books: Proverbs Sermon #2

Becoming a Symbol and Source of Blessing: the gift and gauntlet of work Proverbs 1:1-7 and Proverbs 30:24-28 One of the larger themes within Proverbs revolves around the development of the worker for work. God equips us with wisdom from the scriptures to help develop us to be a symbol and source of blessing through […]

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