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A Collective Murmuration, V: Murmuration of Heart

Date: May 22, 2022

Bible Text: John 14:23–29 |

Today is Children’s Day. For about seven decades, third graders at Kenilworth Union have learned the Ten Commandments, 23rd Psalm, the Beatitudes, Lord’s Prayer, Greatest Commandment, and Books of the Bible by heart. This year is the first year since 2019 that we have

Lent in Plain Sight, II: Bread

Date: March 6, 2022

Bible Text: Ecclesiastes 11:1–6 |

Lent is marked by peculiar disciplines. We begin by placing ashes on our foreheads. We help the children put away the alleluias so that the notes ring with magnified joy on Easter morning. We might fast or take up a new spiritual practice. Lent is an invitation

Certain Semi-Sacred Symbols of the Season, VII: Gifts

Date: January 2, 2022

Bible Text: Matthew 2:1–12 |

During Advent and Christmastime we are preaching on Certain Semi-Sacred Symbols of the Season—Candy Canes, Snow, Evergreens, Donkeys. While each of these tangible items illuminates an aspect of our multi-faceted God, none of them have been mentioned in the biblical nativity narratives until today. Today our symbol