Monsters

Posted on 02 Jul 2017, Pastor: Adam
  Human sacrifice. Child sacrifice. It terrifies and disgusts us. We find it utterly abhorrent. And yet, it fascinates us and captivates our imaginations. It is the stuff of horror and yet it draws us in. It holds power over us, pulling us back again and again to the altar of sacrifice.
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Core Identities

Posted on 25 Jun 2017, Pastor: Adam
  How do you introduce yourself to strangers? After you’ve given your name, what is the one thing that you share upfront to sum up your identity? Perhaps you don’t spend lots of time pondering this, but it is a serious question. It is a question with which you have had to grapple
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Harassed & Helpless

Posted on 18 Jun 2017, Pastor: Adam
  When I lived in Chicago, I liked to go running along the shore of Lake Michigan. It was a beautiful place to run. To one side, the blue of the water stretched as far as the eye could see until it met the blue of the sky on the horizon. To the other side…
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Out of Chaos

Posted on 11 Jun 2017, Pastor: Adam
  As a clergyperson, I get told things from time to time that I simply don’t know how to react to. It’s an occupational hazard, you could say—one of those things they don’t really teach you about in seminary. I’m never quite sure how to respond, for example, when someone—upon finding o
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God With Us

Posted on 04 Jun 2017, Pastor: Adam
On the day of Pentecost, the disciples were gathered together, all in one place. In fact, they were gathered together in much the same way that we are today: for worship and prayer, for community and wholeness, and for the work of figuring out what was next. Suddenly, the Holy Spirit came upon
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What Now?

Posted on 28 May 2017, Pastor: Adam
Every week, as we gather at the altar, in the middle of the Eucharistic Prayer, we stop and say as a community the Memorial Acclamation, “Christ has died, Christ is risen, Christ will come again.” It is easy to overlook because it is a simple statement and we do not bow, make the sign of…
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God in our Midst

Posted on 14 May 2017, Pastor: Adam
  The story of Stephen in the Acts of the Apostles is one that carries some baggage, and it is an important story. It is a story with baggage because it has been used as a text to support anti-Jewish ideas and behaviors by lazy and/or cowardly preachers and scholars through history. In our
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This! This!

Posted on 16 Apr 2017, Pastor: Adam
  After weeks and weeks of anticipation, the long-awaited moment has finally arrived. Millions of people have come together to bear witness to a miracle unfolding before them. With excitement and great joy, they greeted the new life being revealed to them. Because, April the Giraffe
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That Escalated Quickly

Posted on 09 Apr 2017, Pastor: Adam
  This is a glorious day! This is the day that Jesus is welcomed into our midst, bearing the promised salvation. With outstretched arms, with palm branches waved about with vigor, and with joyful song, we sing our welcome for all the world to hear. For on this day, we do not care who
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