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Shafts of Light, IV: Corrie ten Boom

Date: May 9, 2021

Bible Text: Psalm 46 |

The Psalms have been with us for literally millennia. But just recently, scholar Robert Alter who teaches Hebrew and Comparative Literature at the University of California at Berkeley offered up a new translation of the Psalms into English which reviewers say capture the simplicity, the physicality, and the
2021-05-14T17:23:30-05:00

Message of Blessing

Date: April 11, 2021

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8:30 a.m. ——9:30 a.m. ——10:30 a.m. ——11:30 a.m. ——Links to the Worship video, Confirmand's links below. Please pray with me: God of starlight and sunrise, we are grateful for each person here today. For
2021-04-16T09:54:11-05:00

Cabinet of Colloquial Curiosities, IV: Respair

Date: March 21, 2021

Bible Text: John 12:20–36 |

Unless you’re truly a scholar of the Gospel of John, it’s likely today’s scripture passage will be—at least in part—unfamiliar. Yes, Jesus is speaking in parables, with familiar metaphors from nature. Yes Jesus is with his disciples. Yes Jesus is being followed by a crowd. This is
2021-04-05T21:09:20-05:00

Advent Practices for the Shortest Days and Darkest Nights, V: Wonder

Date: December 20, 2020

Bible Text: Luke 2:19 |

Even with its crushing pace and sometimes saccharine sentimentality, December is a poignant month, almost wistful. Like the buttery paper-thin layers of a croissant, every Christmas in living memory somehow stacks one on top of the other creating a rich warm tapestry of beauty. Or maybe more like a metamorphic rock formed by heat and
2021-01-08T13:32:27-06:00

Carved In Stone

Date: October 25, 2020

Bible Text: Matthew 22:34–36 |

The Greatest Commandment When the Pharisees heard that he had silenced the Sadducees, they gathered together, and one of them, a lawyer, asked him a question to test him. ‘Teacher, which commandment in the law is the greatest?’ In her introductory essay for a poetry anthology, Eavan Boland tells the story
2020-11-08T08:37:25-06:00

Sacred Song, V: Song of Justice

Date: August 30, 2020

Bible Text: Exodus 15:20–21, Luke 1:46–56 |

Songs matter. That’s the thrust of this sermon series. And so today, we’ll look briefly at two songs of justice from scripture, songs that celebrate God’s presence in the midst of impossible situations, songs that celebrate God’s work for justice, making possible what had once been thought impossible. The Song of Miriam Then the prophet Miriam, Aaron’s
2020-09-05T14:36:39-05:00

Sacred Song, IV: The Sound of Silence

Date: August 23, 2020

Bible Text: 1 Kings 19:11–13 |

1 Kings 19:11–13 The Lord said, “Go out and stand on the mountain in the presence of the Lord, for the Lord is about to pass by.” Then a great and powerful wind tore the mountains apart and shattered the rocks before the Lord, but the Lord was not in the wind. After the wind there
2020-08-28T11:05:43-05:00