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Modern Day Beatitudes

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(When I originally wrote this I knew I had read a sermon where someone did a similar modern day rendition but couldn't find the exact sermon. Discovered later that Pastor Nadia Bolz-Weber had, so her sermon was the inspiration behind this.) Blessed are the poor in spirit – the agnostics...

To Be Known Is To Be Loved

Posted by Pastor Ariel Williams on

Langston Hughes published the following poem, entitled Prayer [2], in 1931. Gather upIn the arms of your pityThe sick, the depraved,The desperate, the tiredAll the scumOf our weary city.Gather upIn the arms of your pity,Gather upIn the arms of your loveThose who expectNo love from above. To be...

Break Bread Together

Posted by Pastor Ariel Williams on

So, I have a few questions… how many of you like to eat? How many of you like to eat alone? How many of you in the recent past have sat down with other people at the dinner table and eaten a meal? (Not in a restaurant) Generally speaking we are social beings and meals tend to be one of...