Category Archives: Sermons

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The Hunger for Acceptance

Read the rest of the Via Negativa: The Hunger Games sermon series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost: The Lord is the upholder of my life. (Psalm 54) Whoever welcomes one such child in my name welcomes me. (Mark 9:30-37)

Toddler swinging at the harbor near Burlington, Ontario

Cosmic Kindergarten: Deep Play

Read the rest of the Via Positiva: Cosmic Kindergarten series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 15th Sunday after Pentecost: They shall obtain joy and gladness… (Isaiah 35:4-7) Be opened. (Mark 7:24-37) Sell your cleverness and buy bewilderment. (Rumi) In 2010, singer-songwriter Melissa Etheridge

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Cosmic Kindergarten: Watch Your Mouth!

Read the rest of the Via Positiva: Cosmic Kindergarten series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 14th Sunday after Pentecost: The voice of my beloved! (Song of Solomon 2:8-13) All these evil things come from within. (Mark 7:1-8, 14-15, 21-23) Our first song this

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Becoming Who You Are

Read the rest of the Via Positiva: Cosmic Kindergarten series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 11th Sunday after Pentecost: Get up and eat. (1 Kings 19:1-8) I am the bread of life. (John 6:35-48) Thomas Earl Petty was born in Gainesville, Fla., in

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Cosmic Kindergarten: Sharing

Read the rest of the Via Positiva: Cosmic Kindergarten series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Seventh/Eighth Sundays after Pentecost: He… distributed food among all the people. (2 Samuel 6:1-5, 12b-19) You give them something to eat. (Mark 6:30-44) Our first song is from

Man in a Winner Pose Walking on the Road

Cosmic Kindergarten: Independence

Read the rest of the Via Positiva: Cosmic Kindergarten series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Pentecost: Do not be afraid of them. (Ezekiel 2:1-7) Prophets are not without honor, except in their hometown. (Mark 6:1-13) Our first song this morning

Kindergarten kids

Via Positiva: Cosmic Kindergarten / Learning to Laugh

Read the rest of the Via Positiva: Cosmic Kindergarten series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings: Our mouth was filled with laughter… (Psalm 26) A man was going down from Jerusalem to Jericho. (Luke 10:29-37) Our sermon song this morning comes from our favorite Atlanta-based musical

Children playing in Cao Lãnh, Vietnam

Cosmic Kindergarten: Play Nice

Read the rest of the Via Positiva: Cosmic Kindergarten series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Pentecost: I will strike you down and cut off your head. (1 Samuel 17:32-51) Peace! Be still! (Mark 4:35-41) Our first song comes from a

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From Minded to Mindful

Read the rest of the Via Transformativa: From Glory to Glory series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Second Sunday after Pentecost: Give us a king to govern us. (1 Samuel 8:4-20) He has gone out of his mind. (Mark 3:20-35) Our first song

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Via Transformativa: From One to All

Read the rest of the Via Transformativa: From Glory to Glory series Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for Pentecost Sunday: When you send forth your spirit, they are created. (Psalm 104:24-35) You also are to testify. (John 15:26-27; 16:4b-15) Our first song comes from the