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Sermons on Beguiled by Beauty

“Beguiled by Beauty: Contemplation and Action”

Matthew 5: 13 – 16 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – We often divide contemplation and social action into separate entities as we split apart the world into dualistic categories: spirituality / activism, prayer / work, inner / outer life. Yet, life is a seamless whole. On this last Sunday of Black History month, we celebrate the life of Howard Thurman…

“Beguiled by Beauty”

Mark 1: 9 – 15 – Jill A. Kirchner-Rose, MDIV, DMIN – We begin a 40 day Lenten journey modeled after Jesus’ 40 days in the wilderness. The Lenten season is a time of intentionality as we cultivate meaningful connection with the Divine. The contemplative life can move us to deeper connection; it is a kind of “silent gazing on God,” an…