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Leave a Trail

by Micah Bucey
July 20, 2014

I come before you today with a confession: I might be the only thirty-something-year-old man who has ever Googled the question: “Does Estée Lauder still manufacture Youth-Dew?”If you don’t know what Youth-Dew is, it’s Estée Lauder’s oldest fragrance and, to me, it’s always smelled something like the chemical combination of damp wood, dried...

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A Personal Primer on Regeneration

by Rev. Michael Ellick
July 13, 2014

So I had this dream when I was eighteen years old. It's twilight, I'm walking up a steep hill in the woods, and when I finally reach the top there's this large cabin, the front wall of which is entirely made of glass. And though it didn't look anything like the house I was born in, somehow in that dreamlike way I knew that it was the house I was born in. And looking inside it, I could see...

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A Gape at Agape

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
July 06, 2014

I like to fuss and fiddle more than to core and focus. At a dinner party I can smooth the tablecloth a dozen times. I like to fuss about Agape too. Who got the wine? Who got the bread? Is it sliced for easy breaking. Does everybody have food at their table? Is there a sense of welcome? How many people are stuck in the back? To table or not to table? Half of you like walking up; the other...

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Agape Reflection

by Micah Bucey
July 06, 2014

When I was a toddler, my preacher man father used to let me devour every last crumb of the leftover communion bread, so I must admit I’ve always had a rather informal take on what the Lord’s Supper should mean.But the first time I ever felt unwelcome at the Lord’s Table was when I turned eighteen and got myself a spiffy new Teen Study Bible. In addition to the Old and New...

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