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April 14: “The Greatness of “Good Enough” with Rebecca Gant, Intern Minister

Click here to start at the sermon. My husband Joe finished high school at 17 and went straight to work driving a forklift in a warehouse. He earned what seemed to him like a lot of money- he could afford his sweet bachelor pad, frequent tickets to rock concerts, and all the Tuna Helper a […]

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April 7: “Wakanda Forever” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. Critics have long puzzled over the final chapters of Mark Twain’s classic meditation on race in America, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn. The teenage Huck’s flight from his abusive father and journey down the Mississippi river together with the escaping slave Jim are skillfully drawn, and familiar tropes […]

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March 31: “A Feature, not a Bug” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. It has been quite some time, and I don’t know how it works these days, but many people in my generation learned to read by following the mild adventures of two children named Dick and Jane. Anybody here remember Dick and Jane? The beginning reader was urged to […]

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March 24: “The Hierarchy and the Network” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. We live and move and have our being in an economic system founded upon the assumption of scarcity. From an early age, whether we are privileged or oppressed, we are given to understand that everything necessary for human survival and thriving is always in short supply, and that […]

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March 10: “Ascending From Chaos” with Taryn Strauss

Click here to start at the sermon. Welcome to the apocalypse, says Rev. Nadia Bolz-Weber. Here we are. In the revelation. The uncovering. The crumbling of dominant powers. We sense this happening on a national scale, and this upheaval trickles into our personal lives too. What dominant power is crumbling in your life, little by […]

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March 3: “Houses Divided” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. What they say about people is also true about churches – no one is an island. What one religious community does has an impact on the perception of us all. When a Catholic priest is accused of sexual abuse, it makes everybody wonder whether their children are safe […]

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February 24: “One Molecule of Mercy” with Rev. Kendyl Gibbons

Click here to start at the sermon. A couple of weeks ago, I accepted Butch Murphy’s challenge to explore the work of the Roman poet Lucretius, in his lengthy philosophical verse about The Nature of Things. This is a thing that philosophers do, and religious-type people too – we try to figure out the truest […]

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February 17: “On Creating a Soulful Universe” with Keely Schneider

Click here to start at the sermon. Once again, it is such an incredible privilege to stand before you today to talk about one of my very favorite topics – science and spirituality. I’m well aware that most of you probably were not present last summer when I first presented on this topic, so to […]

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