A Service of Lament: When God leaves you hanging

Welcome| “Has anyone seen God?”  Jill. M. Hudson writes in Congregational Trauma: caring, coping and learning, Trauma can strike anywhere any time and the church is generally ill- prepared to respond.” Many of us were taught that God is omnipresent, that the Divine was always around here somewhere, that God would come from up there […]

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Hitching a ride to Calvary: Going Jesus’ way?

“Then Jesus told his disciples, ‘If any want to become my followers, let them deny themselves and take up their cross and follow me.  For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will find it.  For what will it profit them if they […]

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Lament after Loss: Thinking about the victims of the mass shooting in Texas

On Sunday, there was another church massacre.   This time in Sutherland Springs, Texas.  While I was inviting my congregation to pray for the victims of the latest terror attack in New York City, another was occurring.  Twenty- six people, many of them children, are among the dead.  The number of persons killed is made worse by […]

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