Inspiration 2018-12-15

But the angel said to her, “Do not be afraid, Mary; you have found favor with God. You will conceive and give birth to a son, and you are to call him Jesus. He will be great and will be called the Son of the Most High. The Lord God will give him the throne of his father David, and he will reign over Jacob’s descendants forever; his kingdom will never end.” — Luke 1:30-33 (NIV)

Honorable Mentions: October 21, 2018

Honorable Mentions: October 21, 2018

What are Honorable Mentions?  They are the quotes, book references, videos, etc that may have been brought up during Sunday’s sermon and are posted here in case somebody would like to check them out.  Please remember that all references occurred within the context of the sermon. The Cloud of Unkowing: This book has been referenced …

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Wednesday Night Services

Wednesday Night Services

Our midweek service is designed as a discussion of ideas, with more room to move than a typical Sunday morning. We are seeking open-minded and thoughtful pursuit of spirituality as a group of mostly Christians who are not afraid to interact with people of other spiritual persuasions and/or philosophies. Snack food at 6:30 p.m. and …

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His Most Distressing Disguise

His Most Distressing Disguise

It was, of course, Mother Teresa who said it. “Seeking the face of God in everything, everyone, all the time, and his hand in every happening; This is what it means to be contemplative in the heart of the world. Seeing and adoring the presence of Jesus, especially in the lowly appearance of bread, and …

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Advent and Hope

Advent and Hope

Each year at this time we have the opportunity to build hope, to spread hope, to share hope. I was surprised to see this week, as I prepared a message for this past Sunday, that the cries of earnest expectation and hope, which were provided as Scripture selections in the Revised Common Lectionary (https://lectionary.library.vanderbilt.edu//), came …

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Powerless, by Bryan Hackett

Powerless, by Bryan Hackett

I grew up in a church environment that emphasized power. “You shall receive power when the Holy Ghost comes upon you.” Even “the violent take it by force” was touted as a good thing, the way to get hold of the Kingdom of God. So, needless to say, powerlessness just seemed like something negative, despite …

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