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January 19″ “Emotional Labor” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. It might at first be intended as a half-hearted gesture of goodwill. “Oh, come on. Don’t be so morose. Sing us one of your native songs.” The soldiers, charged with overseeing the forced march of vanquished, exiled captives; people being led away from their homes and communities so […]

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December 29: “Golden Oldie” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. So, the premise is simple enough. Jim Mitchell challenged us to acknowledge that this community, of which he himself is a part, may be less diverse and less accepting than we would like to be – than we usually tell ourselves that we are. It is a proposition […]

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December 22: “What You Bring Forth” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. It is necessary to begin with two caveats: first, this is a story we are talking about. There is no independent historical evidence whatsoever about the existence of Mary, the mother of Jesus – unless you count the implied necessity that he must have had a mother of […]

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December 8: “American Nightmare, Part 3” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. We don’t do generals on horseback anymore, or allegorical goddesses draped in flowing garments. Ours is a culture of frenetic music videos, and memes designed to appear on cell phones, forgotten a moment later. Nothing as static as marble statues for us; we have no appetite for the […]

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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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