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Service: “Redder Apples” April 22, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. My father, whose ashes we interred at Arlington National Cemetery last week, was an officer in the Navy and the Naval Reserve, and spent his career working for the Naval Research Laboratory. He never actually spent very much time at sea, but images of ships nevertheless call him […]

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Service: “What Wondrous Love” April 15, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. “Life,” said the Buddha famously, “is messed up. Inherently. From the get-go. Deal with it.” I’m paraphrasing, as usual, but that’s the essence of his insight; everybody is running around the world trying to figure out what we did wrong that is causing us so much pain, and […]

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“What Feeds Us” April 8, 2018 with Jack Gaede

We live in a capitalistic and advertising-soaked economy that is subtly and constantly encouraging us to consume perpetually more, even though we might already be full—whether that is food, clothes, books, movies or news. We are what we consume. What would happen if we were able to be more mindful about what we were consuming […]

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“Feast of Fools” April 1, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. So, Easter is supposed to be about spring, right? Tulips, bunnies, fancy hats? April fool! Oestara, the ancient goddess of the east, of dawn, and of springtime, is fickle – teasing us with warmer days and crocus blossoms, only to smack us again with frosty mornings and snow […]

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April 2018, Newsletter, The Flame

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“American Dreams” March 25, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Say what you want about Jesus, if the gospel writers are to be believed, he did get off a few good lines now and then. I’m thinking this morning not only of the scriptures we just heard, but also of a passage found in Luke and Matthew: If […]

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“To Be Shaped By” March 18, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. When is a black hole not black? When it explodes, said Stephen Hawking, who died earlier this week. The inherent finitude of the human body’s material existence finally caught up with the greatest scientist of our generation; the strange energy of his dauntless spirit is now free to […]

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“Learning to Swim in Discomfort” March 11, 2018 with Shanna Jones, Rhonda Brown & Jack Gaede

 It is important to know that fear will never go away so I might as well use it as a compass to direct me to where I need to go.   Click here to start at the sermon. My very first memory of performing was when I was 5. My mother had volunteered me to […]

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“To Weigh a Life” March 4, 2018 with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Good morning, and welcome. Wherever you are on your journey of the spirit, you are welcome here; And invited to pause for these few moments In gratitude for the connections and aspirations that make us human; To seek our hidden reckonings and measure our days against our values; […]

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March 2018, Newsletter, The Flame

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