Monthly Archives: April 2016

Song: Charleston (4/28/16)

Gun violence.  Columbine frightened me.  Sandy Hook bewildered me.  Charleston woke me up. Wednesday Bible study.  Nine people killed, several of them ministers.  The setting of the Emmanuel AME church shooting June 17, 2015, brought the devastation of gun violence … Continue reading

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Song: Who Built This House? (4/25/16)

Saturday’s clash between white supremacist and Black Lives Matter folks was a vivid reminder–again–of just how much work remains to be done in race relations. I have come to recognize that part of my work in race relations is coming … Continue reading

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Song: The Whale and Jonah (4/25/16_

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Sermon: Longing for Inclusion (4/24/16)

Last week, we left Peter in Joppa. He’d gone there at the behest of distraught friends of a woman named Tabitha, who had died. Still in Joppa after raising Tabitha from the dead, Peter gets hungry. As the meal is … Continue reading

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Sermon: “Longing for Comfort” (4/17/16)

Way back on Ash Wednesday, we began our exploration of spiritual longing, the yearnings within the human spirit that ache to be filled.  Sometimes, we choose things that actually sate our yearnings.  Other times, we choose things that only seem … Continue reading

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Sermon: Longing for Forgiveness (4/10/16)

September 11, 1973, a military coup brought a dictator to power in Chile.  As part of the coup, killing squads were sent to murder supporters of the prior government.  On September 19th, a death squad came for 31 year old … Continue reading

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Sermon: Longing for Certainty (4/3/16)

(https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tj2UkQ9kLIE) That’s Susan Werner’s “Probably Not.”  She calls it the “Agnostic’s Anthem.”  About time someone wrote one of those, isn’t it? Last Sunday was great!  We got Jesus raised from the dead, reintroduced Alleluias back into our vocabulary, and celebrated … Continue reading

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