Monthly Archives: September 2014

What Do You Think?

September 28, 2014, The Rev. Doyt Conn preaching

Imagine a world where no one had the capacity to understand things from someone else’s point of view. Imagine the chaos. It might even be terrifying. And yet, here is the reality: No one can really understand something fully from another person’s point of view. No one can climb into another person’s mind and think from another person’s context. It can’t happen. We are not designed for that. So where does that leave us with chaos? Is our destiny only tragedy like the Book of Judges? What do you think? Read more

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The Call of Gideon

September 21, 2014, The Rev. Kate Wesch preaching

As a species, we seem to harbor an overly healthy amount of self-doubt, particularly when something is outside our comfort zone. So in today’s sermon, I’m going to introduce a new theme building upon what Doyt has been talking about from this pulpit. Two weeks ago, Doyt stood up here and said, “We need to talk.” Last Sunday, he said, “I’m sorry. You are forgiven.” We need to talk. I’m sorry. You are forgiven. I’m going to add: Just do it. I believe in you. Read more

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I’m Sorry

September 14, 2014, The Rev. Doyt Conn preaching

There are a lot of different kinds of “I’m sorry.” They run the gamut from trying to get your mom off your back, to a real, authentic desire to wipe the slate clean, to start over, and to do it differently and to be different. That is the transformational “I’m sorry” we are talking about today. Read more

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