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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
2022-06-01T06:19:49-05:00

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
2022-03-10T13:57:38-06:00

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
2022-01-06T15:30:04-06:00

Shafts of Light, XII: UNICEF

Date: July 18, 2021

Bible Text: Psalm 82 |

Psalm 82 A Plea for Justice God has taken his place in the divine council; in the midst of the gods he holds judgment: “How long will you judge unjustly and show partiality to the wicked? Selah Give justice to the weak and the orphan; maintain the
2021-08-09T14:57:19-05:00

Shafts of Light, I: Mary McLeod Bethune

Date: April 18, 2021

Bible Text: Psalm 1 |

Bill, Katie, and I are excited to begin a new sermon series beginning today. Each week we will highlight one of the groups extraordinary, faithful individuals, whose faces shine through the Malott chapel windows upstairs. The title of this sermon series is taken from the eulogy honoring today’s
2021-04-24T05:56:28-05:00