Monthly Archives: February 2013

Anxiety, Monotheism, and the Story of Abraham

February 24, 2013, The Rev Doyt Conn preaching

We start off the Old Testament reading today in a swirl of anxiety. The story of Abraham begins with the phrase “After these things,” which indicates to us a lack of clarity around something that has just happened, and a measure of uncertainty about how to move forward. “After these things” is our equivalent to, “What was that all about?” Read more

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Sitting with Ourselves in the Wilderness

February 17, 2013, The Rev Kate Wesch preaching

Last Wednesday was Ash Wednesday. About 100 of us gathered here in this place to meditate on how God sees us, what it means to enter a season of penitence and fasting, and to spend some moments embracing our mortality. The ashes smeared on our foreheads in the sign of the cross are such a visceral, earthy and outward sign of that mortality. Read more

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