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Wisdom of Play

One day the great Mulla Nasruddin was invited to deliver a sermon. First thing out of his mouth was, “Do you know what I’m going to say?” The response was NO and at that, he announced, “I have no desire to speak to people who don’t even know what I will be talking about!” and […]

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Sacred Laughter of the Sufis

On January 7 of this year, the French satirical weekly magazine called Charlie Hebdo was the target of a terrorist attack. Twelve people died. Witnesses said they had heard the gunmen shouting, “We have avenged the Prophet Muhammad” and “God is Great” in Arabic while calling out the names of the journalists who dared portray […]

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Care of the Soul

“Turn your wounds into wisdom,” says Oprah Winfrey. She’s on the same page as countless others. “Do you not see,” said the poet John Keats, writing hundreds of years earlier,” how necessary a world of pains and troubles is to school an intelligence and make it a soul?” Norse mythology underscores this exact point. The […]

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Diversity

I, too, am America. I am the gay brother.  I can’t walk down the street holding hands with the one I love.  We can’t get married , and I can’t be covered on his insurance plan.  People justify discrimination, injustice and even violence against us by holding up the Bible. I, too, am America. I […]

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I,Too, Am America

SERMON  – Rev. Jane Thickstun January 25, 2015 I, too, am America. I am the gay brother. I can’t walk down the street holding hands with the one I love. We can’t get married , and I can’t be covered on his insurance plan. People justify discrimination, injustice and even violence against us by […]

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