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Cary Bass-Deschenes
Works at Lutheran Church of the Cross
Attended Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
Lives in San Francisco, CA
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Humility is what God wants in us in order to get to know God better. It's not humiliation. This sermon is quite a bit different from how it was written, therefore, please listen to the
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Last Wednesday's homily. Sunday is coming
Paul claimed to be the worst of the worst. And yet God saved him. This is an unrehearsed homily, so there is no accompanying text! Sermon delivered at Lutheran Church of the Cross
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God sends us out on mission into the world. And it can sometimes be scary and feel lonely. But we don't do mission alone. And it isn't our mission. Please listen to the
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You may ask yourself, well, how did I get here?
Introduction
Pastor of Lutheran Church of the Cross, a church in the Evangelical Lutheran Church of America. 
Bragging rights
Was one and only volunteer coordinator at Wikimedia Foundation
Education
  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
    Masters of Divinity, 2010 - 2014
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Other names
Cary Michael Bass
Work
Employment
  • Lutheran Church of the Cross
    Pastor, 2015 - present
    Pastor of this congregation that has a strong justice center and radical welcome to the homeless and indigent population in Berkeley.
  • Shepherd of the Hills Lutheran Church
    Parish Adminsitrator, 2014 - present
  • Pacific Lutheran Theological Seminary
    Full-time student, 2010 - 2014
  • Christ Church Lutheran
    Vicar, 2012 - 2013
  • Wikimedia Foundation
    Volunteer coordinator, 2007 - 2010
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Currently
San Francisco, CA
Previously
Oakland, CA - St. Petersburg, FL - Fort Lauderdale, FL - Washington, DC - Columbia, SC - West Columbia, SC - Batesburg, SC - Silver Spring, MD - Atlanta, GA - Omaha, NE - Mobile, AL
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Holy Cross Day - Homily on 1 Corinthians 1:18-24
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The message of the cross is foolishness to those who don't believe. And it really seems to be absurd when you look at it. This is an unrehea

17th Wednesday after Pentecost - Homily on 1 Timothy 1:12-17
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Paul claimed to be the worst of the worst. And yet God saved him. This is an unrehearsed homily, so there is no accompanying text! Sermon de

When Jesus Calls - Sermon on Luke 13:10-17
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Jesus does his work on whatever day it needs to be done, and on who it needs to be done to. Let us not be guided by legalism. God's work is

Shameless, Persistent Prayer - Sermon on Luke 11:1-13
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How do you pray? Is it how you're supposed to pray? Jesus gave some good advice on how to do it. his sermon is quite a bit different from ho

10th Wednesday after Pentecost - Homily on Genesis 18:20-32
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Sodom and Gomorrah. And prayer. Yeah, it's happening. This is an unrehearsed homily, so there is no accompanying text! Sermon delivered at L

Hospitable Homes - Sermon on Luke 10:38-42
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Nothing wrong with making a home inviting and comfortable to live in. But there is a place and a time for everything. And we need to make ti

Our Mission - Sermon on Luke 10:1-11, 16-20
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God sends us out on mission into the world. And it can sometimes be scary and feel lonely. But we don't do mission alone. And it isn't our m

Journey Without End - Sermon on Luke 9:51-62
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Jesus time was short on Earth. Even now following him is not always easy nor convenient. But it is nevertheless rewarding. Please listen to

Legion - Sermon on Luke 8:26-39
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The demons' name is Legion. The problems that come together and create tragedy are legion. Please listen to the sermon rather than read it.

5th Wednesday after Pentecost - Homily on Isaiah 65:1-9 & Galatians ...
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I'm angry. I'm very angry. So much conspired to make a tragedy take place. This is an unrehearsed homily, so there is no accompanying text!

Dinner Guest - Sermon on Luke 7:36--8:3
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You've got your guest list all planned. Then someone unexpected and undesirable comes and misbehaves and crashes your party. Maybe you need

4th Wednesday after Pentecost - Sermon on 2 Samuel 11:26--12:10, 13-15
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The same laws apply to kings and rulers as they do for all people. This is an unrehearsed homily, so there is no accompanying text! Sermon d

Confirmation and the Left Out - Sermon on Luke 7:1-10
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Jesus healed the beloved servant of a gentile, breaking the Jewish norms, and inviting all to the table. In our confirmation, we become adul

Inner relationships - Sermon on John 16:12-15
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The Trinity is a doctrine that attempts to define what God is. What matters most however, is what God is to us. Please listen to the sermon

Myrtle tattoo
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One of these days I will be getting around to posting about each and every one of my tattoos and explain the symbolism behind each and every

Ascended friend - Sermon on Luke 24:44-53
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What does the Ascension--and by extension, the Resurrection--mean for us today? One thing it means is that the one who is to judge us is wel

Parting Gift - Sermon on John 14:23-29
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Jesus gifts us peace and love during is parting time. He also left us the Holy Spirit so we would not be alone. lease listen to the sermon r

By Our Love - Sermon on John 13:31-35
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On our own we are lost and bewildered and can wander off track far too easily. Is it not great that we have this wonderful good shepherd to

Do You Love Me? Sermon on John 21:1-19
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How important is it to Love Jesus when Jesus tells us to love him, and are we able to love him in thee way he wants us to love him? lease li

Coming to Believe - Sermon on John 20:19-31
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The act of believing happens generally through a process. While faith is a gift, rarely does it occur without evidence for we skeptical huma

A man who picked up a bible one day and claims he is a pastor. False prophet is what he is. If there is an anthropomorphic entity personifying evil in the world named Satan, this man is most definitely a tool. He preaches evil and pretends it's good news, but is leading his flock on the road to damnation.
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