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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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Service: “To End All Wars” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. There’s an old joke – one of those stereotypes with a grain of truth – which holds that Europe is where they think a hundred miles is a long way, and America is where they think a hundred years is a long time. So here we are, a […]

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Service: “Forethought of Grief” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. I will not insult anyone in this room by explaining why it is crucial that you vote on Tuesday – if, in fact, you have not already done so. If you have any doubts on the matter, I will be happy to share my thoughts in a private […]

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Service: “Broken Pieces and New Visions” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Can I just say right now that I am proud to be a ‘globalist’? When I do a jigsaw puzzle, I start with the border – right? Don’t you? The outside edges contain the rest; once you have those in place, everything else happens within them. The edges […]

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Service: “Dimensions of Queer” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. I inherited part of Davina’s library, after she took her own life some three years ago now. She wasn’t around All Souls that much in the time after I arrived here; I met her, but I never got to know her, or to hear her story as she […]

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Service: “Something Better Than Hate” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Okay, so let me go back to Emerson, just for a moment. When he told his Unitarian minister colleagues who were about to graduate from seminary that their church was a hot mess, and it was all the fault of ministers, he said, “Alas for the unhappy [preacher] […]

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Service: “A Time of Awakening(?)” with Ministerial Intern Rebecca Gant

Click here to start at sermon one. Click here to start at sermon two. SERMON- Part 1 I’m going to talk about hope today, but not yet. I’m angry. I’ve been angry for a while now. I spent this past summer as a student chaplain in the St. Luke’s health system. Part of my assignment […]

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Service: “Something Better Than Comfort” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Has anyone ever told you, “You’re imagining things!”? In a disapproving, dismissive tone of voice that says, “Stop doing that; it isn’t real, it doesn’t matter. You’re wasting all our time here.” Or maybe they said, “You’re making it up; it’s all in your head.” If so, I […]

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