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Finding Myself in the Sound of Peacemaking #wgfest15

Posted July 22, 2015 @ 11:45pm | by Tripp

This summer I was asked to pitch in as the Liturgical Coordinator at the Wild Goose Festival in Hot Springs, NC, a little town located just outside of Asheville on the Appalachian Trail. I'm ready to pack my bags and live there if I can figure out how to do so. But that's another...

 

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Liturgy and Mission: Why Rachel and Keith Are Right

Posted May 7, 2015 @ 1:00pm | by Tripp

When did you last think about the relationship between your community's worship practices and their missions? It's such a loaded conversation. What makes for "mission"? Why do we set the two practices - what we do in worship and what we do after - at odds with one another? Is it...

 

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Palm Sunday Sermon

Posted March 29, 2015 @ 7:11am | by Tripp

The ministry of Jesus the Christ was inescapably political. At every turn he was setting himself at odds with the powers that be. Rome. Jerusalem. Religious authorities. State authorities. The confusing conflation of the two found in that day and age...Every act of healing, every act of...

 

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Taxonomies Hurt My Brain

Posted February 23, 2015 @ 12:25pm | by Tripp

Soundscape: n. the sonic environment, the sum total of all sounds within any definitive area which surround us as a result of certain historical, technological, and demographic processes. see also: keynote sounds, sound signals, soundmarks (R. Murray Schafer), pious soundscape (Charles...

 

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To Be Seen

Posted February 18, 2015 @ 5:21pm | by Tripp

Beware of practicing your piety before others in order to be seen by themAnd here goes Jesus hamstringing us before we even get started. How, O Gentle Savior, are we to grow and expand our influence if we cannot practice our piety before others? How will they see us? How will they know us?...

 

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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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