All Souls Kansas City

Read/Watch Sermons

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading

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 […]

Continue Reading