All Souls Kansas City

Sunday Mornings

Services now available live and archived on YouTube

  Most services are now streamed live and archived on YouTube. Click here to watch streaming video on Sunday mornings at 11:15. Guest speakers may decline from one or both options. In this case, there would be no recording. Click here to find the YouTube channel and archives.

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January 13: “The New Jim Crow, Still” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. The thing that is necessary to remember is that pathology can be produced. Rats, for instance, are an intelligent, adaptive, prolific species; smart enough to have figured out how to take advantage of the environment created by human civilization for the purpose of their own thriving. They have […]

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Service: “Putting Up with Each Other” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. There is a story from back in the day when parish clergy rode their horses around the town, visiting the members of their congregations – particularly those who were back-sliding in some way. One old fellow, growing more and more taciturn with age, had not been in attendance […]

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Read/Watch: “Changing Church (Golden Oldie)” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Renovation construction projects, like the one in which we are currently engaged, notoriously take longer, cost more, and cause more inconvenience than anybody anticipated they would in the beginning. Ours has been no exception. You can do all the planning you want in advance; you will always discover […]

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Read/Watch: “George Bailey and the Radical Resistance” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Lest you suppose that the notion of glitter revenge is a mere conceptual metaphor, consider the work of former NASA engineer Mark Rober. Displeased by the activities of so called ‘porch pirates’, who were stealing unattended packages delivered by Amazon and others to doorways in his neighborhood, Rober […]

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Read/Watch: “What are you waiting for?” with Rebecca Gant

Click here to start at the sermon. It’s December second, the first Sunday in Advent. The Christmas decorations have been up around the city for a while, the marathons of movies like Elf, Christmas Vacation, and A Christmas Story have begun. All of which means it’s almost time for one of my favorite Advent rituals—which […]

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Service: “Suffer and Survive; The Voice of Octavia Butler” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Octavia Butler died in the winter of 2006, at the age of 58; she did not live to see either Barak Obama or Donald Trump elected to the presidency of the United States. Which is too bad, because it would have been fascinating to see how she responded […]

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Service: “First Thanksgiving” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. The Thanksgiving of our country’s popular imagination is a deeply Protestant holiday. The New England pilgrims came to the Americas because of their dissent from the state church of England. They may have owed their lives to the assistance of indigenous people, but their celebration owed nothing to […]

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