Tag Archives: Liberation

Christmas Eve Homily 2016

Text: Luke 2:1-19 Homily: The Radical Story of Christmas – Mary, Jazz and Turning the World Upside Down  It starts with being counted.   Whether or not they wanted to make the journey, it didn’t matter. They had to go. … Continue reading

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My Precious – a sermon on liberation and will

Here is the audio of this sermon.  Reading: Paul’s Letter to the Romans, Chapter 7, verses 15-24 It was a recent blog post from Gretchen Rubin, author of The Happiness Project that made me think of Gollum for today’s service. … Continue reading

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Expect Nothing, and Everything

We know how the story of Hanukkah goes. The Jewish people had finally returned to the temple after many years of occupation, humiliation, and near despair.  They were celebrating, purifying, remembering and re-claiming – for the Assyrian army had been … 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 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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We Have Not Come Here to Take Prisoners

“We Have Not Come Here to Take Prisoners” by Hafiz We have not come here to take prisoners But to surrender ever more deeply To freedom and joy. We have not come into this exquisite world to hold ourselves hostage … Continue reading

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Get Religion

Sermon – January 6, 2013  It was about 2007 when I could keep it in no longer.  I’d avoided the issue for long enough.  I’d downplayed my feelings, guarded my intuition.  I’d kept a lot of my favorite things and even … Continue reading

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