Category Archives: Sermons

Blessed Unrest

Reading: Fault Lines by Robert Walsh  As we have been feeling the fault lines in all of our living rooms this week, I’ve been thinking about the stories of the Hebrew Bible.  Especially the story of Exodus – which begins with an … Continue reading

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State of Emergence-y

When I came back from sabbatical last fall, I carried with me this one poem as a guiding light, and grounding. It’s by Pablo Neruda, called Keeping Quiet. It’s a poem about the wisdom of stillness – the healing we … Continue reading

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All or Nothing

It was 1866, and the work for women’s suffrage was at a crossroads.  The civil war had ended the year before. Loss and grief were everywhere.  Over 10,000 battles had been fought, over 600,000 died.  What it means for two sides … Continue reading

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Hush

Bluebird by Charles Bukowski There’s a bluebird in my heart that wants to get out But I’m too tough for him I say, stay in there I’m not going to let anybody see you There’s a bluebird in my heart … Continue reading

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Inefficiently Yours

Reading: Wendell Berry’s Manifesto: Mad Farmer Liberation Front  Sermon: Inefficiently Yours  Every day this week, I had at least one package on my front porch when I got home.  Every day.  At least one.  Not all of them were from … Continue reading

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Tomorrow Land

Reading: The House Called Tomorrow by Alberto Rios  Just over three years ago, we convened an impromptu evening service – the night after the national election.    People poured in to social hall for the potluck meal we invited before the … Continue reading

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What Were You Expecting? Hanukkah 2019

Imagine you are living in a time with the long reign of a narcissistic dictator, a rise that meant multiple generations living with tyranny, oppression, fear.  Imagine for many years your people have been terrorized and even killed by those … Continue reading

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