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Sermon - Imitation

Paul Axton preaches: The basic negative emotions – shame, jealousy, envy – can be understood as arising with mimetic rivalry – desiring what the other desires; desiring life and wholeness and feeling its absence. With the faith of Abraham made complete and available in Christ, imitating his faith saves from blind sacrificial violence.

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Paul Axton preaches: In Christ what sacrifice hides is now revealed. No longer can we claim that sacrifice and murder are perpetuated by God – as His murder and all murder “shall be charged against this generation” (Luke 11:51). All that would claim the necessity of His sacrifice perpetuate the lie that killed Him.

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Paul Axton preaches: The Word of Christ can save as it displaces a word that kills around which we would center ourselves.

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Paul Axton preaches: Evangelicalism reproduces forms of idolatrous religion because it is of the same mold. We are no longer deceived and we can name this idol.

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Paul Axton preaches: Religion and thought is world preserving in comparison to Christianity which is world deconstructing. The revolution we are called to be part of is world deconstruction.

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Sermon - Christian Racism?

Paul Axton preaches: The election of Donald Trump and evangelical support for Trump is a living proof that white supremacy is alive and well, not in spite of, but because of evangelical Christians. Is a faith that requires oppression and exclusion, which explicitly tolerates and promotes white supremacy, “Christianity.” Isn’t this, as Douglas would have it, “the climax of all misnomers, the boldest of all frauds, and the grossest of all libels?”

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Paul Axton preaches: We live in a time in which ethics has been separated out from the Christian story so that people do not hesitate to embrace the ethic of the culture rather than the ethic of love. – keeping the foreigners at bay, putting children in cages, making America Great Again at the expense of Christian ethics.
The question arises as to the ground of ethics and especially Christian ethics. Is our ethics grounded in love? And what does this mean?

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Paul Axton preaches: The dividing wall of hostility between Jew and Gentile is broken down in Christ, and the removal of this barrier is, for Paul, the archetype of salvation. Money shared by Gentiles and accepted by Jews is the token of its accomplishment.

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Sermon - Abundant Life

Paul Axton preaches: The resurrection connects us to creation, it exposes the lie of death as an escape, it connects us to embodiment, it frees us from the valuation and ethical system of culture, it connects us to the deep love of others and the comfort of that love, it connects us to history and salvation history – we are part of this history.

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Sermon - The Sting of Death

Paul Axton preaches: Is it the sting of sin is death or is it the sting of death is sin? Our tendency to misread this passage points to our tendency to miss what Christ saves us from.

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