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Sunday Mornings

November 24: “To See the Beauty of the World” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. So, Thanksgiving – can we just say, It’s complicated? Who is so small-spirited as not to feel the tug of gratitude for harvest? Even the harvest that is there for us every time we walk into any of the several grocery stores we are fortunate to have access […]

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November 3: “De-Colonizing” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

The sound has been restored to the video – we apologize for the inconvenience. Click here to start at the sermon. So let’s start by acknowledging that it’s complicated. And retreating into any sort of naive simplicity isn’t going to help. For instance, this week the Congressional Hispanic Caucus created an ofrenda for Dia de […]

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October 27: “Before and After” with Rebecca Gant

Click here to start at the sermon. I remember the first time I was aware of crossing a state line. I was young- maybe 6 or 7. I’m sure that we had crossed state lines in our car before, since we lived in southern Kansas and Oklahoma was not that far away, but I was […]

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October 20: “American Nightmare, Part 2” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. It’s one of those songs that is in our hymnal, that I’m troubled about inviting white people to sing any more. Many thousand gone – that’s an understatement, certainly. Many thousand gone in the holding pens on the African coast, waiting for the great American and European ships […]

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October 13: “American Nightmare, Part 1” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. The quintessentially dead white male European philosopher Ludwig Wittgenstein famously ends his Tractatus with the claim, “Whereof one cannot speak, one must be silent.” The logic would appear on the face of it inarguable, and yet my task this morning is in some sense to defy it. For […]

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September 29: “Nevertheless” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. “The opposite of a gun is, wherever you point it.” Just sit with that idea for a minute. Let it resonate across your mind, like an echoing bell sound. I’ll wait. The opposite of a gun is a 15 year old gang member. The opposite of a gun […]

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September 22: “When Hope is Hard to Find” with Rebecca Gant

Click here to start at the sermon. So, I come to you today with my heart alternating between hope and grief. This week I was in Boulder, Colorado to visit my daughter who lives there. On Friday, we attended a rally on the University of Colorado campus that was part of the world-wide climate strike. […]

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