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March 15: “Comfort, Consent and Control” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. It’s a boomer thing, I guess, but some of you here may be old enough to recall when there were LP vinyl records of early Bill Cosby comedy routines. One them was an imagined conversation between God and Noah, in which Noah was reluctant to drop his normal […]

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March 8: “With an Eye Open for Grace” with Rebecca Gant

Click here to start at the sermon. I saw her walking up the sidewalk through the front window. I was at the table, and she was coming to the front door of my parents’ house with her arms piled high with boxes of tissues—so many that she was shifting the boxes around to get a […]

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March 1: “Good Investment” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. “The interdependent web of all existence, of which we are a part.” We say that like it’s a good thing, right? But can you say “Dow Jones Industrial average”? Can you say “International supply chain”? Can you say “World travel industry”? Can you say “Pandemic”? All of these […]

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February 9: “To Be Living Now” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. It is so hard to get comfortable any more! The middle class American Boomer consumer bubble has been burst, and it is not coming back. Just like the western European Enlightenment Victorian colonialist bubble before it. We can’t unknow what we know now. We can’t unhear Dr. Christine […]

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February 2: “The Conspiracy of the Trees” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. KG 1 In his poetry, Robert Frost urges us that “when the mob is swayed to carry praise or blame too far, we may choose something like a star, to stay our minds on, and be staid.” After this train wreck of a week and month, I am […]

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January 26: “What’s Philosophy Got to Do with It?” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. So, here’s the first thing. Ideas matter. Values are ideas, and values can make you do stuff that gets you killed. They can end up making you kill people, too, which is perhaps worse. “Tomorrow belongs to me” is an idea; in the end, a lethal idea. Ideas […]

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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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