Tag Archives: Community

A different survival

Last week, Gracie, who is in 8th grade, called me from school, crying. Their class had just watched the videos from 9/11, videos that included a lot of the live footage, and the photographs that came out in the days … Continue reading

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The Lure of the Local

Part 1: Community in Place and the Longing for Home  For a couple of years, in what now feels like another lifetime, I oversaw a new play development program with the Colorado Shakespeare Festival in Boulder. New plays were a … Continue reading

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Say Yes – Stewardship and Celebration Sunday Feb 4 2018

We are here today because many people  over many generations said yes. We could go back further, but I want to start with the yes that came 120 years ago, almost exactly – January 2nd, 1898. A small group of … Continue reading

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Nothing Simple in a Simple Summer

Our monthly theme at Foothills is “Simplicity,” which makes a certain kind of sense.  We imagine the summertime to have an inherently slower pace, a casual ease, with an abundance of backyard barbecues, long mountain hikes, and weeks of vacation adventures … Continue reading

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Meditation on Community

A meditation inspired by the story, God In Between by Sandy Eisenburg, offered at Flower Communion on June 5, 2016 Please join me in a spirit of prayer, or meditation. Take a few deep breaths, in and out. Slow down. … Continue reading

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Right and Risk in the Big Top – Candidating Sermon 1, Nov 8, 2015.

Listen to this sermon here. Right and Risk in the Big Top You might have heard it said that there are no atheists in foxholes. It’s an incredibly simplistic and somewhat insulting way of speaking to the experience of coming face … Continue reading

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The People in Your Neighborhood – Sermon Aug 23 2015

Text: “The Art of Neighboring: Building Genuine Relationships Right Outside your Door,” by Jay Pathak and Dave Runyon  “In our culture, we have a fascination with celebrities and talent. We are riveted by movies about extraordinary people doing extraordinary things … Continue reading

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Connecting in Chaos – Saving Your One Life – Sermon May 31 2015

Reading 1: From Michael Chrichton’s, The Lost World.    The Institute explored the behavior of a great variety of complex systems – corporations, neurons, enzyme cascades within a single cell, the group behavior of migratory birds….It did not take long before … Continue reading

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To Love Alike, Sermon February 2015

Last Tuesday evening, I attended a kick off for our newly launching campus ministry.  It was a great beginning. Good turn out. Our conversation was facilitated by our student leaders Kelly and Rosalina, and our Young Adult Coordinator Chris Sharp. We … Continue reading

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What Is Required of Us

Readings 1. Martin Luther King, Jr. from “The Role of the Church in Facing the Nation’s Chief Moral Dilemma,” 1957 Our ultimate end must be reconciliation; the end must be redemption; the end must be the creation of the beloved … Continue reading

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