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The Hope of Miracles

There is Jesus, standing in the chaos of the world, where he always is. And Jesus encourages us to be faithful and to know that “faith” means we are to step out into the chaos of the wind and the waves and join him there – in the chaos. And he reminds us that he is going to be there with us when we falter and lose our faith, when we forget that we are as strong and as good as we are. We are followers of Jesus and we can perform miracles.
What are we called to do as the church in response to the evil of white supremacy? How is the church complicit in this evil? And what can we do to transform it? These are hard questions. But Jesus is standing in the raging sea, patiently waiting for us, saying, “Don’t be afraid. Come.” Continue reading

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The Transfiguration – Guest Post by Deacon Susan Bonsteel

Today was the Feast of the Transfiguration and our Deacon Susan Bonsteel preached this beautiful and deeply meaningful sermon for the life of our community.  She got some big AMENS afterwards. You can find the readings for today by clicking … Continue reading

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This Night

You can find the Christmas I readings by clicking here. You can listen by clicking below:   This night.  This sweet night.  This holy night. With all that is happening in the world around us – the arguing and the … Continue reading

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The Covenant of the Beloved Community

Click here for today’s readings. If you want to listen to the sermon, click the play button below.  (I forgot to hit ‘record’ before I started so the first paragraphs aren’t there)   Jeremiah is one of my favorite books of … Continue reading

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The Discomfort of Hope

You can read today’s scripture passages by clicking here. Sometimes hope isn’t all that comforting.  Believe it or not, Jesus, in his pronouncement of division and fire, is offering hope. When we get to this point in Luke’s Gospel, Jesus … Continue reading

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Imago Dei

The readings for today can be found here. Click here to listen to a recording as you read. There’s a brilliant movie called Groundhog Day – a comedy that stars Bill Murray as a TV weatherman in Pittsburgh who is … Continue reading

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Another World

Todays’ readings can be found here:  http://www.lectionarypage.net/YearC_RCL/Pentecost/CProp7_RCL.html Click here to listen as you read: There’s an Indian writer and social activist named Arundhati Roy.  She penned one of the most beautiful lines I’ve ever heard for a speech she gave … Continue reading

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