Embracing the Danger of Hypocrisy

…you know, hypocrisy is a funny thing. It’s easy to accuse others of hypocrisy. And it’s actually fun–delicious really–to accuse people I don’t like or don’t agree with of hypocrisy. But it’s not so easy or fun to look at myself and consider whether I’m a hypocrite. More

We Are What We Eat

Jesus said: “those who eat my flesh and drink my blood abide in me, and I in them…the one who eats this bread will live forever.” This is the way Jesus starts his dialogue with some of his students this morning–and it’s important to note that the people he’s speaking to are his disciples, not his opponents. And yet look at the pushback he gets! And you can understand why–what is Jesus talking about? Is he telling us we should be cannibals? More

Eternal Transformation

Bitterness, anger, malice, arrogance, greed: I don’t know about you, but those are things I find in myself more days than not. If I want to be an agent of change in this world, I might need to be prepared to be changed myself. You know, we can’t rebuild this building with crumbling, and cracked, and broken bricks. If we want a secure and steadfast structure, we need well-fired, hard bricks. Likewise, if we want to build a just society, we have to be struggling for justice not only out there in the world, but justice within ourselves too. If we are feeding on arrogance, and anger, and greed, what do we expect to reap out there? More

Loving Beyond the Horizon

“… to know the love of Christ that surpasses knowledge, so that you may be filled with all the fullness of God.” Now, this is a sentence that, the more I read it, the less sense it made to me. I was hoping that if I kept reading it, I would get it, but, no—that’s not what happened… More

Wrestling With the Trinity

God is not like anything we know in our world, and so we struggle to make sense of God. Scott’s message explores what the Trinity can teach us about the mystery of God.

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Where To Resist?

Feb 04, 2018   ·  

…let’s have the talk before we walk the walk.  What acts of authority do our ethical and religious traditions require us to resist, and what forms should that resistance take?  More

Eating with Snakes – Setting the Table for the Repugnant

Jan 29, 2018   ·  

The biblical call to practice Agape Love—God’s unconditional love— can seem intimidating and beyond our reach. It may prevent us from even getting started with being change agents…. So we struggle. We struggle to begin. We begin.

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How Will You Carry It Forward: The Stewardship Edition

Nov 14, 2017   •   Matthew 25:1-13

Sometimes in community you have more weight than at other times, sometimes you have less. More

Michele Morgan’s address to the All Parish Retreat 2017

Jun 20, 2017   ·  

Words matter and we need to be cautious about our words, intentional about words, intentional about what we have been so freely given. How do we become people for others? More

Heads and Hearts, how to move from there to here

Jun 20, 2017   ·     •   Matthew 9:35-10:8

We in this world need to have heart conversations, in this broken world we need to be able to speak from the heart. More