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The Sacrament of Remembering or Business Unusual

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
May 29, 2016

 You may or may not have seen. Calatrava’s “Oculus,” in the World Trade Center’s Transportation Hub. It is a memorial for Memorial Day. It claims to memorialize those killed on 9 – 11. Like any memorial – even the one you had for your grandmother – it collects some of what it intends to collect and leaves out other parts. As critic Michael...

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Enjoy The Silence

by Rev. Micah Bucey
May 22, 2016

I promise this is not a sermon-shaped guilt trip for anyone who hasn’t attended one of our Judson Arts Wednesdays evenings, but sometimes, at these secular events, I have weirdly-theological conversations, and this one’s worth sharing. Also, these next fifteen minutes might include the most times I’ll ever say the word “God” in such rapid succession, but the stained...

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Jesus: A Moving Target

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
May 15, 2016

Jesus says if you can see him in someone else you can see him. In Matthew 25: 44 – 46, “They (the disciples) also will answer, “Lord, when did we you hungry or thirsty or a stranger or needing clothes or sick or in prison, and did not help you? He will reply, “Truly I tell you, whatever you did not do for one of the least of these, you did not do for me.” He...

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It Runs in the Family

by Rev. Micah Bucey
May 08, 2016

Dig, if you will, this picture: A modest, split-level house in the modest, split-level town of Massillon, Ohio. An uppity little eight-year-old boy, dressed to the nines in full gown, heels, makeup, and earrings, following his super-cool sixteen-year-old cousin Jennifer into her magical museum of a bedroom. Every nook and cranny is filled with the miracles of Midwestern-80s-adolescence, the denim,...

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