Monthly Archives: June 2015

Sermon: Scapegoating and Stepping Away from the Crowd

Pentecost 4 Year B 2015 June 21, 2015 Job8:1-11/Mark 4:35-41 I have three stories to tell today. The first one Imay have told before. If you’re hearing this for the 100th time, I apologizea nd ask you to bear with … Continue reading

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Congregational Identity

There’s a really good book that came out of the Alban Institute in 2004. It’s called The Hidden Lives of Congregations: Discerning Church Dynamics. Israel Galindo is the author. Chapter 7 has to do with “The Hidden Life of Congregational … Continue reading

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Why Core Values?

For the past 2.5 years we’ve been doing a lot of introspection. This is good! Socrates is supposed to have said “The unexamined life is not worth living,” or some approximation of that. Probably this is more about an individual … Continue reading

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Some Post-Annual Meeting Thoughts

The spring Annual Meeting this past Sunday was a bit of a mixed bag. Some highs, some lows. First the highs: We have a President! After going for a year with no single person taking the helm of the Board, … Continue reading

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