"That Church"

Sermons by Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN (Page 7)

Jesus Was A Low Wage Worker

Matthew 5: 1 – 9, Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN This past week marked a significant anniversary in the life of our country. It was exactly 400 years ago, in late August of 1619, that Africans were brought to this shore, to the coast of Virginia. It is the 400th anniversary of the dawn of American slavery. This past week many African…

“Mindfulness”

Matthew 14: 22 – 23, Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN My Epiphany word for this year is “Relaxation.” Over the last few months, I truly embodied that word. This season of relaxation has been bookmarked by two silent retreats with the church. One in May and the other last weekend. The silent retreats are a time to rest, relax, pray, meditate, hike,…

“Shameless”

Genesis 1: 26 – 28 and Luke 7: 36 – 39 Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN In her new book, Shameless: A Sexual Reformation, Nadia Boltz-Weber opens her book with a powerful illustration. While in an airplane, flying over the farming fields of the Midwest, she gazed down at the fields below her and noticed something peculiar. The patterns of crops seemed…

Beatles Sunday: All You Need is Love

John 4: 7 – 9, Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MVID, DMIN — Carol Robb approached me some months ago and suggested that we have a “Beatles Sunday.” I was intrigued by the suggestion and brought it before my staff. They enthusiastically agreed that a Beatles Sunday could be both fun and meaningful. So, welcome to Beatles Sunday! Given that there is a new…