Salvation Without Drama, Please

While we would prefer it that God grant us salvation from the trials and tribulations of the human condition without having to endure so much, we are called to believe that in one way, shape, or form God will provide. That’s the point – God sees us, and God will

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All the Marys and Their Rebellion

Many people work so hard to try and create a life for themselves that is without sadness, disappointment, pain, and suffering. Yet the reality has always been that these things are part of what it means to be alive and to engage in loving relationships with others, to exist. Friends,

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In the Beginning, God – (and then, a whole lot more)

The historical and biblical records show — in fact, our own lives bear witness to the fact — that really difficult times often feel like they are prevailing. Yet, the scriptures remind us that God is still at work creating life. I maintain the belief that Genesis had it correct

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Hagar: A Well in the Desert

Hagar gives a name to God! She declares, “You are El Roi”[or God who sees or God whom I’ve seen]. I find these names to be fascinating, for it speaks to the whole experience of God – God will hear, God will see, and God will be seen. This coming

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This week we begin a sermon series inspired by a book written by Episcopalian priest, Alice Connor called, Fierce: Women of the Bible and Their Stories of Violence, Mercy, Bravery, Wisdom, Sex, and Salvation. Each of the women we will study over the next month will come from chapters composed

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That Which Leads Us To Faith

God’s ability to transform people’s lives holds a LOT of power, for those who receive it with sincerity. As the apostles spread out from Jerusalem and shared the stories of what Jesus taught and did–especially his overcoming death to empower them with a diverse amount of spiritual gifts–people’s lives were

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That Which Makes Us Whole

The invitation we have offered today is one that calls us to put the building blocks in place in our lives that allow us to see one another, hear one another, respect one another, and pay attention to the ways that God is at work in the world.

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Who Is At Your Table?

Serving one another is the appetizer towards learning how to love one another.  A lesson Jesus shares with us all.  And it happened around a table.  

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