Works Cited & Consulted: “Mary Did you Know?” by Mark Lowry and Buddy Green (1996). I first learned about the “Defiant Requiem” from a sermon the Rev. Amy Butler preached titled “And Hear the Angels Sing.” Sermon was preached December 15, 2013 at Calvary Baptist Church in Washington, DC. I learned more about the Defiant […]
Works Cited: Mary Oliver’s “Making the House Ready for the Lord” is published in her collection Thirst (Boston: Beacon Press, 2006). Rachel Naomi Remen speaks beautifully about the Jewish philosophy of “Tikkun Olam” on Krista Tippett’s On Being. You can listen to an excerpt of this interview here.
Works Cited: Pico Iyer line from “The Urgency of Slowing Down,” On Being, November 29, 2018. https://onbeing.org/programs/pico-iyer-the-urgency-of-slowing-down-nov2018/
Works Cited/Consulted: Tim Challies, “The History of Christianity in 25 Objects,” https://www.challies.com/articles/the-history-of-christianity-in-25-objects-rylands-library-papyrus-p52/, March 21, 2013. The Salt Project, “True Power: Salt’s Lectionary Commentary for Reign of Christ the King Sunday.” http://www.saltproject.org/progressive-christian-blog/christ-the-king-lectionary-commentary, November 20, 2018. Lila Damon in our own Children’s Time from March 26, 2017, which you can listen to here. Molly Baskette, “Jesus is Lord,” UCC’s […]
Inspired by a sermon written by the Rev. Nancy Taylor at South Church in Boston, our worship today involved celebrating our ancestors and acknowledging their presence with us by calling out “presente!” Listen here, join us in celebrating our loved ones’ presence, and call out the names of your beloved ancestors, too!
In worship today we held silence for the people of Tree of Life Synagogue in Pittsburgh. And we held joy for a Sunday School bursting with little ones getting faces painted at our Pumpkin Party. And we held space to ponder transformation together. That’s what this sermon is about – God calling us to lives […]
Note: today’s sermon, on David and Bathsheba, discusses sexual assault in Bathsheba’s story and in our stories. This might not be a sermon to listen to if little ones are present. Works Cited & Consulted: Jackson Katz, The Macho Paradox: Why Some Men Hurt Women and How All Men Can Help, (Naperville, Illinois: Sourcebooks, Inc., […]
After our children acted out the crossing of the red sea, we delved in to that story, and its sister stories, together. And we sang. Here’s today’s message, which is always better in person – you’re welcome any Sunday. We’d love to see you here. For more on Nashon (also spelled Nachshon), you might consult: Mendy […]
In a not so great recording snafu (sorry!) I don’t have audio for this week’s message. I preach from a notes/manuscript hybrid, which I don’t always stick to. I quickly edited my notes into a version of what I shared today, for anyone who would like to know the outline of the message. Sorry to […]