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Robert Fulghum’s Faith

He has a lullaby voice and a great booming laugh. He carries a French horn case instead of a briefcase. At motels he sometimes registers as “representing” Mother Earth or the Cutting Edge of Reality. If a Seventh Day Adventist comes to the door, he whips out his stopwatch and says “O.K., but I get […]

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Easter Sunday – Rev Anthony Makar and Rev. Jane Thickstun

“What Is Easter For?” Part 1 We’re talking Easter this morning, and right off the bat I want to say that the essential story is bigger than Christian tradition can contain. The essential story, larger than Christianity and longer-lasting than any religious tradition, is that of the underdog triumphing. It’s crabgrass bursting through concrete. […]

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Music Sunday – Rev. Anthony David Makar and Don Milton, Music Director

Hallelujah Good music liberates. You feel small, but the music makes you feel big. You feel all crumpled up, but the music uncrushes you, it smoothes out all the wrinkles, it makes you feel fresh and presentable again…. In this reflection I offer a brief personal story about how music does this for me. […]

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From Selma to Ferguson

  50 years ago yesterday, a march on behalf of voting rights made national news. ABC interrupted its Sunday night movie, “Judgment at Nuremberg,” to air 15 minutes of uninterrupted footage of a sort of brutality truly worthy of Nazi Germany. But happening on American soil. Selma, Alabama. Nonviolent protesters were attempting to cross […]

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Lift Every Voice

Stony the road we trod Bitter the chastening rod We have come over a way that with tears has been watered…. It’s February 15, 1965, and the Rev. Dr. C. T. Vivian and 40 marchers arrive at the Selma courthouse. Sheriff Jim Clark is there, a bulldog, wearing his George Patton-inspired World War II helmet, […]

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