Category Archives: Messages

Minding our (Cancer) Metaphors by Lois Kieffaber

Some years ago I began thinking about the language we use when we talk about cancer, when I read an article that questioned whether a church with a peace testimony should use militaristic language when speaking about cancer.  Sort of … Continue reading

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My Father’s Eyes: Part III of Spirituality of Eric Clapton’s Music by Jonas Cox

Welcome to part III of a series on Spirituality of Eric Clapton’s music.  During part I of this sermon series we established Eric Clapton as a Rock and Roll bad boy blessed with the ability to not only play guitar … Continue reading

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God Spelled Backward by Pam Emery

I don’t know about you but I have so enjoyed the different voices we have heard from this pulpit in the last few months. I love hearing how the spirit speaks to us so differently yet really quite the same.

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Jesus, the Hero We Can Actually Follow by Jon Maroni

Today I am asking us as we prepare to welcome Christ into our hearts and minds for Christmas to think about Christ being like us in every way, knowing what it is to be tempted, to be downtrodden, to struggle, … Continue reading

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Names and Images of God by Leann Williams

I volunteered, somewhat reluctantly, to serve on the Planning Committee for the 2018 Quaker Women’s Theology Conference at the end of the 2016 conference. Our first face-to-face meeting was in Seattle shortly after the election that gave us Donald Trump … Continue reading

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Sarah, My Sister, Part II by Lois Kieffaber

You may recall several weeks ago when we first looked at the Old Testament record of Sarah’s life, we learned that the two most widely used terms for “God” in the old testament were not confined to one gender.  The … Continue reading

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Good News and Bad News, Fake News and the Gospel by Rusty Nelson

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Sarah, My Sister, Part I by Lois Kieffaber

Daughters have been named after Biblical women for thousands of years.  My daughter Sarah is one.  Everyone knows a woman with one of those names, and most of us have loved someone with one of those names.  Of those names, … Continue reading

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Don’t Judge, Dude! You just may get it yourself by Bob Wiese

First the text of Modern King James Version: Rom 2:12  For as many as sinned without Law will also perish without Law. And as many as have sinned within Law shall be judged through Law. Rom 2:13  For it is not the … Continue reading

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The Spirituality of Eric Clapton, Part II

Good morning Humbling ourselves before an omnipresent God is central to the Christian experience.  We have faith that God will show us mercy, protect and guide us.  But when do we typically ask for God’s guidance?   Usually it is after … Continue reading

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