Tag Archives: Role of the Church

Don’t be fooled

As February comes to a close, and we head into March and the Fort Collins not-quite-spring spring break, the year is doing what it always seems to do this time of year – flying by. In church-life, we are starting to make … Continue reading

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Intentions for the New Year

While I am a little skeptical about the wisdom or efficacy of new year’s resolutions, I am a fan of what seems to be a new trend for setting new year’s intentions.  Though not technically all that different than a resolution, an intention … Continue reading

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Expectations, and Resistance

There are things I wish I didn’t expect.  Like, this not being the last time that news of a heavily-armed man taking aim at a vulnerable group of people, injuring many, killing a few, breaks through an otherwise joy-filled day … Continue reading

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All This, and More, Final Candidating Sermon

Final sermon for candidating for senior minister, foothills unitarian church, November 15, 2015 Listen to this sermon here. Reading: Now I Become Myself by May Sarton  Sermon: All This, and More “What would you say to those who aren’t sure … 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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In Shared Ministry

Before I went to seminary – despite being very active in my local UU congregation – I remained skeptical about the value of “church” in today’s world. I wondered if “church” was a concept we could do without. Then, in … Continue reading

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Talking Money in Church

My very first social hour at Foothills, the one where my family and I were introduced to the community in May of 2012, I declared my unabashed love for stewardship and finance related ministry to a small group of folks … Continue reading

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The Limits of Diversity

Reading “The Purpose of the Church” In 1948, most congregations and houses of worship in the United States were segregated (separated) by the color of their members’ skin. Some were segregated by law; others by custom or by a lack … Continue reading

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Changing Patterns in Church Life

As I write this article, the snow outside my window is approaching 10 inches, and yet it is the middle of April. We might say this is the most snow of the season -but it would be more accurate to … 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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