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I used to be a Plastic Bottle

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
April 20, 2014

How many of you came last Sunday for Palm Sunday? You heard Micah distinguish between the Jesus of passion and the Jesus of Easter. Because Micah’s sermon and service was so very meaningful, we have removed him from the preaching schedule. Forever. The competition is just too serious. That is one way to deal with the subject of mentoring: eliminate the competition. Act as though your speck...

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Pretty Things with Glittery Palms

by Micah Bucey
April 13, 2014

I used to hate getting my palms messy.I hated chalk dust, I hated pizza grease, I hated dried glue.I hated Little League baseball, where I was doomed to play Right Field, that dark netherworld where nothing ever happens in Little League except for this queer little kid, one day, picking up something that looked like a discarded shirt, but actually turned out to be a bloody, dead kitten.I...

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From Fuzzy to Focused: Based in a Buffet of Scriptures on the Words we Use

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
April 06, 2014

This sermon is about the importance of aim. I used to start it – yes preachers repeat ourselves – with the analogy to an airplane pilot knowing where he or she was going when they take off in the air. Now that we have a missing airplane or possibly a found downed aircraft, it is a little harder to make the point. Everybody keeps wondering why we can’t stop talking about Flight...

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A Meditation on Solitude

by Holly Vincent Bean
March 30, 2014

Before I begin, I’d like to just give a nod to my seminary professor, Dr. Christopher Morse. He convinced me to take seriously verse 15b from I Peter, chapter 3, that reads, “always be prepared to make a defense to anyone who calls you to account for the hope that is in you.” When Donna asked me yesterday to preach today, I thought of that verse and said yes. Judson ordained me...

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