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Sermon: Listening As An Act of Love

Posted June 8, 2014 @ 9:37am | by Tripp

The story of Pentecost always begins with a sound; the gathering of people and a sound. So often we focus on what is being said at the time in the story and ignore all the listening that takes place.First, there's a sound.Second, people hear the sound.An encounter with the Holy...

 

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Sermon: In the Breaking #bringbackourgirls

Posted May 4, 2014 @ 8:17am | by Tripp

Lord, I believe. Help thou my unbelief. Make these words more than words and give us the Spirit of Jesus.The first time I heard the news about the two hundred and seventy Nigerian school girls who had been kidnapped by Boko Haram was last Sunday. I was sitting with the rest of the band at...

 

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Are Worship and Intimacy Compatible?

Posted February 13, 2014 @ 10:02am | by Tripp

In a recent post on his Prietly Goth blog, Larry Kamphausen offered a lengthy reflection on the relationship between intimacy and liturgy and asked if the purpose of liturgy is intimacy with God. It's important, he suggests, but not the purpose of worship. He wrote, "I don’t mean...

 

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Why Does Anyone Go To Church?

Posted February 8, 2014 @ 12:05pm | by Tripp

Tomorrow is Sunday. You know, the day when most Christians who bother to go to church with any regularity will get up on a perfectly good non-working morning and give their time to an institution that may or may not do them any favors. Catholics may have already gone to Mass on Friday or...

 

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Ritual As Negotiated Space

Posted January 30, 2014 @ 2:13pm | by Tripp

Moodle is calling my name. There is much to do. Then there’s the library. I need to return and renew some books. It’s frustrating to know that I can’t just hold on to ‘em until, you know, I’m done. Whatever “done” is. Alas. This is the way of a fallen...

 

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Sermon: Follow The Beloved

Posted January 26, 2014 @ 8:40am | by Tripp

Good morning, Beloved.Two weeks ago we started this little series with the Baptism of Jesus and how we are all God’s beloved and we greeted one another with a word from God, “in you I am well pleased.”Last week we discussed Dr. King’s Beloved Community, and the...

 

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