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Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sermon 2017

Reading – from Louise Erdrich’s The Painted Desert   Sermon – Re-Creation and Reconciliation – Easter Sunday 2017 Perhaps it is predictable that my favorite part of the Jesus story is the moment that many orthodox preachers would call his … Continue reading

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When God Had a Body

Text: The Education of God – The Incarnation by David Bumbaugh Sermon “When God Had a Body,” December 11, 2016 New Testament scholar and sometimes-skeptic Bart Ehrman tells the story of one special person who lived about 2000 years ago. … Continue reading

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The Light of Morning – Easter Sermon 2016

Here is the audio podcast of this sermon. Poetry: Maya Angelou’s On the Pulse of Morning (from the line “Lift Up Your Faces, you have a piercing need…”)  Reading: Luke 24 from the Message Bible  Imagine it with me, this … Continue reading

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Where Life Is – Easter Sermon, 2015

One more touch, one more real moment with him, or at least, with his body.  One more look at his face, his hair, his skin.  It would barely be him anymore, but it didn’t matter.  Three days had passed since he … Continue reading

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Before the Alleluia – Palm Sunday Sermon 2015

A sermon offered for Palm Sunday, 2015 Reading from Desmond Tutu, “Liberation is Costly” A week ago, the tree in my front yard was completely bare, as if it was dead. It was just as our guest minister, the Rev. … Continue reading

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What Do I Do Now?

(Sermon offered for Palm Sunday, 2014) What do I do now? Returning to bed, after a short trip to the bathroom, with her brown eyes sparkling in curiosity, my grandmother asks: What do I do now? My mother, or my … Continue reading

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Share the Love – Homily Jan 27 2013

(This homily was a companion piece to one that Marc Salkin offered this same Sunday on the mission of our congregation) What is the core purpose of the Foothills Unitarian Church? What is the precise thing that is ours, just ours … Continue reading

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