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“The Gospel According to Hamilton: Who Lives, Who Dies, Who Tells Your Story?”

Genesis 9:20 – 27  and Ephesians 6: 5 – 8 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN This Sunday we conclude our sermon series on “The Gospel According to Hamilton” and there is much to celebrate about this hip-hop, revolutionary, boundary-crossing phenomenon. The Broadway show casts founding fathers as people of color. The significant role of founding mothers is honored and revered. Hamilton…

“The Gospel According to Hamilton: From the Margins to the Center”

John 1: 43 – 46 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – We begin a new sermon series based on the electric, exhilarating, musically varied, harmonically rich musical, Hamilton. By casting the United States’ Founding Fathers as hip-hop singing men of color, the show radically revises our perspectives on the very meaning of this country’s origins. Hamilton is a story of modern revolution. Lin-Manuel Miranda,…

“No Sermon Title”

Genesis 1: 26 – 27 Genesis 1: 26 – 27 – Rev. Erin Beardemphl — What does it mean to be made in God’s image?  Is it a position of power?  An honor?  A responsibility?  All of the above?  And what does this have to do with art and spirituality?  As it turns out, it has everything to do with who we…

“Good Trouble”

Luke 4: 18 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – We honor the life of Congressman John Lewis who passed from life to Life last week at the age of 80 years old. From the streets of Selma to the halls of Congress, John Lewis sat in for justice and stood up for equality. As the last living speaker from the March…

“You Gotta Have High Hopes – Bah Humbug!”

II Corinthians 4: 7 – 9 and John 1: 5 In the midst of a global health pandemic and a racism pandemic, want to try a worship riddle? Why not? What do the following have in common: the first candle of Advent; an ancient Oscar winning Song of the Year’; II Corinthians 4:7-9; Bishop Desmond Tutu; the valley of the shadow of…

“Keep Politics in the Pulpit”

Isaiah 58: 1 – 10 – – “Politics don’t belong in the pulpit,” a congregant once said to me after I preached a sermon against the Iraq War. “I don’t want the Sacred to be tainted by the profane. Let’s keep church and politics separate.” While I agree that the Gospel is not partisan, I do believe that it is most certainly…

“Nevertheless, She Persisted”

Scripture: Luke 18: 1 – 8 — Let’s hear it for the Supreme Court! As an Open and Affirming Congregation and as an Immigrant Welcoming Congregation, we are grateful for the recent rulings to protect the LGBTQ community from employment discrimination and to protect Dreamers from deportation.  On this Pride Sunday, we affirm Jesus’ lesson from the Parable of the Unjust Judge.…