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March 2017 Newsletter, the Flame

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February 2017 Newsletter, The Flame

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“Resistance and Resilience,” January 22, 2017, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Our assignment – as I take it, is to dig in and survive. This is not the hour of our ascendancy, but we still have work to do; resistance, and resilience….So how do we practice resistance and resilience? How do we keep each other alive and sane and willing to keep on keeping on? I […]

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January 2017 Newsletter, the Flame

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“Broken Promises,” December 11, 2016, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

…Where [did] it all [Standing Rock] start?…You could go back as far as the late 15th century, when the Catholic church in Europe promulgated the Doctrine of Discovery. This papal decision provided that any Christian ruler was entitled to take possession of any lands not already under the jurisdiction of any other Christian ruler, and […]

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December 2016 Newsletter, the Flame

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November 2016 Newsletter, The Flame

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“Since What We Choose Is What We Are,” October 2, 2016, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

“Why do churches have buildings, anyway?…Being responsible for maintaining a building takes energy and money away from what is ostensibly the actual purpose of a church, which is to do ministry in the world. Buildings generate conflict in the church community, over how they should be arranged, who should be allowed to use them, what […]

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“Heirs of Defiance,” September 25, 2016, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

“There are theologians who will tell you that the most important function of religious community is to put into practice Santayana’s dictum that “Those who cannot remember the past are condemned to repeat it.” Anamnesis, they call it; the act of not-forgetting….” Click on the following to download the full text of the sermon: Heirs […]

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“Many Thousand Gone,” Sept. 18, 2016, Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

“So can I just start by saying that I miss Larry Wilmore? A lot. Larry Wilmore, the black comedian whose Nightly Show used to follow Trevor Noah’s Daily Show on Comedy Central, offered me a half hour peek each evening into an American culture that is in some ways the mirror image of my inherited […]

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