This Week's Sermon: Strawberry Picking and Religious Violence

Deuteronomy 7:1-11, Psalm 149:1-9, and Matthew 15:21-29

These suggested Bible passages are taken from We Make the Road by Walkng by Brian McLaren as we follow his weekly cycle.  They are abbreviated from his original list.

Brooding over the Deep                                                Wild Goose Festival 2014

Brooding over the Deep                                                Wild Goose Festival 2014

Sermon Notes
      The following resources are just the beginning of the many amazing possibilities for studying the intersections between economics, power, and religion.  My sermon this week is just a small grazing on this vast, vast field.  I've listed some of my favorites.  Some I've investigated deeply; some less so.  I commend them to you for further study: 

1) Krista Tippett has conducted the following interviews and posted links on her website, OnBeing. org.  Click these links for more: Scott Atran on understanding the roots of terrorism, Jonathan Sacks on The Dignity of Difference, and Jon Paul Lederach on The Art of Peace.
2) Not in God's Name -- Film and more resources (Haven't watched it yet...)
3) For a bit of history, Luther the Reformer: The Story of the Man and his Career by James M. Kittleson

Burning Kale Bushes

Exodus 1:1-14; 3:1-15; Galatians 5:1, 13-15, John 8:1-11

Suggested Scripture Readings from We Make the Road by Walking by Brian McLaren.

No sermon this week!  Just a passionately rendered recitation of A Meditation on Christ's Passion (link) by Martin Luther offered by one of our church members...wearing a monk's habit.  To keep you dazzled, check out the burning bushes made by the Sunday School students to enhance the baptismal font.  And yes, it's kale!  Happy Reformation!