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Mainline Called Uncounted Force for Change

The White House has an oft-overlooked religious ally for solving the country’s social problems through greatly expanded government programs, if a new survey of senior pastors in mainline Protestant churches is a good indication. Republican politicians and commentators have opposed President Obama’s economic stimulus initiatives

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Where’s Your Jesus Now?

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Third Sunday of Easter: Psalm 4, Luke 24:13-35 I’ve noticed a really strange phenomenon and perhaps you all can identify. When I started working in radio in my late teens and early 20s,

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A Holy Whole

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the Fourth Sunday in Lent: Psalm 107:1-15, John 3:14-21 This morning’s song comes from folk singer David Wilcox. The singer/songwriter is a native of Ohio, but now lives in Asheville, North Carolina. This song

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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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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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This Little Light of Mine

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings: 1 Thessalonians 5:12-28, John 1:6-28 This morning’s song comes from Grammy-award winning blues singer and guitarist Keb’ Mo’. Born Kevin Moore he was born and raised in Compton, California. This song, “Let Your Light Shine,”

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This Is Not Your Father’s Kingdom

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 25th Sunday after Pentecost: 1 Thessalonians 5:1-11, Matthew 25:14-30  Take these shoes Click clacking down some dead end street Take these shoes, And make them fit Take this shirt, Polyester white trash made

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God: The Original Party Animal

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 20th Sunday after Pentecost: Isaiah 25:1-10, Matthew 22:1-14 Here in this place, new light is streaming now is the darkness vanished away, see, in this space, our fears and our dreamings, brought here

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Size Matters

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 17th Sunday after Pentecost: Philippians 1:27-30, Matthew 20:1-16 Excuse me sir what did you say When you shout so loud it’s hard to tell You say that I must change my ways For

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When You’re Out, You’re In

Garden of Grace United Church of Christ, Columbia, S.C. Readings for the 12th Sunday after Pentecost: Isaiah 56:1-8, Matthew 15:21-28 Got my faith baby in the Lord, Got my faith baby In the Lord, Lord, Lord And I know He’ll make everything alright No matter