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Silly Love Songs

Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Fifth Sunday after Epiphany: The Lord will fulfill his purpose for me. (Psalm 138) For he and all who were with him were amazed at the catch of fish that they had taken. (Luke 5:1-11) Carrie Newcomer is

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Beginner’s Mind

Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany: To give them… the oil of gladness. (Isaiah 61:1-6) He has sent me to proclaim release to the captives… (Luke 4:14-21) In 1968 a group called “The Rascals” released one of the songs we’ll

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Once Upon a Time…

Jubilee! Circle, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Second Sunday after Epiphany: For the Lord delights in you. (Isaiah 62:1-5) You have kept the good wine until now. (John 2:1-11) Peter Mayer is a singer-songwriter from Minnesota. He is not to be confused with another musician

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God’s Call

Reading for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany and the 11th Sunday after Pentecost: Jeremiah 1:4-7 Some people are reluctant servants. I suspect some of God’s most reluctant servants are found in the heart of the queer community. When I think of how reluctant we can

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Bringing Down the Light

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for Transfiguration Sunday (Last Sunday before Lent): 2 Corinthians 4:3-6, Mark 9:2-10 This morning’s song comes from one of my heroes, Melissa Etheridge. Born in Leavenworth, Kansas in 1961, Melissa hit the big time in

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Liberating Touch

Clarendon Presbyterian Church, Arlington, Va. Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany: 2 Kings 5:1-14, Mark 1:40-45 Sometimes it takes stories to interpret and understand stories. That was my experience this week as I wrestled with the healing stories we’ve just heard from 2 Kings

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When Love Comes to Town

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Third Sunday after Epiphany: Jonah 3:1-10, Mark 1:14-20 I was a sailor, I was lost at sea I was under the waves, before love rescued me I was a fighter, I could turn

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By Whose Definition?

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Sixth Sunday after Epiphany: Jeremiah 17:5-10, Luke 6:17-26 Back in 1998, a well known politician made a bizarre statement. Now, I know that’s not anything unusual, and I would only have to look

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God, in Your Grace, Transform the World

Reading for the Seventh Sunday after Epiphany:  When he returned to Capernaum after some days, it was reported that he was at home. And many were gathered together, so that there was so longer room for them, not even about the door; and he was

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Prophet-Making Opportunities

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Fourth Sunday after Epiphany: Deuteronomy 18:15-20, Mark 1:21-28 How many email accounts do you have? More than one? More than two? More than three? More than you can reasonably count? Have any of