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Our Faith Doesn’t Discriminate

Once again clergy from many faith traditions gathered at the capitol today to let legislators know that our faith calls on us to love one another and treat each others as neighbors. We are no longer going to allow clergy voices of judgment and exclusion to be the dominant ones.

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Our Faith Doesn’t Discriminate2017-05-04T23:35:38-05:00

It’s All About Who You Know

I’m not really writing about “It’s All About Who You Know” today, but I thought you’d be more likely to be interested in that title than “It’s Cool To Connect People.” In the same vein, I thought that my incorrect use of “Who” seemed more friendly and less formal/stilted than […]

It’s All About Who You Know2017-04-26T15:28:23-05:00

Sticks and Stones and Benedictions

Our Lenten Sermon series is Sticks and Stones, and we’ve been looking at the words and phrases that Christians use that might be confusing or even off-putting to other Christians, people of other faiths, or people who claim no faith. We began by being honest about the very word Christian […]

Sticks and Stones and Benedictions2017-03-30T12:22:06-05:00

Confession IS Good for the Soul

During Lent, we have been offering a corporate (as a body) prayer of confession prior to our communion feast. Some of you probably wonder why we’re having a confession every week. Others haven’t noticed. Since part of Lenten practice is being mindful, I wanted to remind you about why it […]

Confession IS Good for the Soul2017-03-22T17:41:00-05:00

Another Sad Day at the Capitol

In his book Sabbath, Wayne Muller recounts this story: In the early 1990s, many hundreds of people in the US sent donations to help the poor, unfortunate children in the Sahel region of Africa after seeing heart wrenching images on television. The nomadic peoples of the Sahel were being pushed […]

Another Sad Day at the Capitol2017-03-08T14:40:07-05:00

Fat Sunday

This weekend, we celebrate Mardi Gras at MCC Austin with our annual Fat Sunday service. Mardi Gras, French for “Fat Tuesday,” is the final day of the Carnival celebrations as well as the last celebration day before the Lenten season begins for Christians on Ash Wednesday. In faithful New Orleans […]

Fat Sunday2017-02-28T17:00:26-05:00

Wanted: 500 Pieces of Wood

I’ve had this dream that our new sanctuary would have a dedicated prayer space. In my mind, this space will serve as a place for people to pray with Deacons during communion or by themselves at any time. I’ve imagined water, candles, and a prayer wall.

At first, I thought the […]

Wanted: 500 Pieces of Wood2017-02-28T17:03:24-05:00

Fall Out From the Women’s March

I’ve told you before how carefully I choose bumper stickers. In fact, with one brief exception, I’ve had multiple copies of the same sticker on my vehicle for years: HOPE. In rainbow colors.

I chose that bumper sticker because it says so much about what I am for in my life. […]

Fall Out From the Women’s March2017-02-28T17:05:57-05:00

Everybody’s Talking – Reprise

Everybody’s talking at me
I don’t hear a word they’re saying
Only the echoes of my mind
~Fred Neil

I wish I could turn off the radio, TV, and computer and trust that all the stories about death, violence, and intolerance would go away if I no longer heard them. But of […]

Everybody’s Talking – Reprise2017-02-28T10:38:28-05:00
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