Crafting Poems of Praise

Last Sunday I encouraged everyone to take another look at the book of Psalms, and in so doing to feel the freedom the psalmists take in writing and crafting these beautiful and sometimes challenging poems to God. Going along with our worship theme of “Poetic Justice,” I took two interpretations

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Share Your Story

This Sunday, following our Congregational Meeting we warmly invite all those Activists (However Known) to come to Reimer Hall to share some snacks and tell us about your experiences this past weekend. Did you march on Washington? Or travel to Tallahassee? Did you join together with other folks in our

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Bread and Wine

I do this weird thing with wine and bread every once in a while. My wife Tracy busts me almost every time I do it, but still, I do it anyway. Often, gathered around our dinner table, I’ll take a little corner of my bread and tilt my glass in

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Deep-seated Love

It says something about our church when, last weekend, as our children and youth took control of our 9:15 and 11:15 am services the youth speakers gave a powerful testimony to the love, acceptance and care that has been modeled for them by our family of faith. If you weren’t

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Love…Endures All Things

Sabbath doesn’t always bring rest. And Easter doesn’t always remind me of resurrection. Sometimes, the message of Easter is simply, “endure.” Not the most hope-filled word, I know. But sometimes, it is all we can do. It was hard not to draw correlations between the death of 16-year-old Robert Dentmond

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“An ABCD”

This past Sunday I preached about the greatest birthday gift I ever gave myself. It was when I turned 40 years old, and I knew I wanted to do something epic. So I asked all of my friends the whole world over to, if they were so inspired, make me

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352 Walls

Over the past many months, artists from around the world have been transforming our city walls into giant works of art here in Gainesville, Florida. 352walls has transformed many of our downtown buildings into eye-catching, mind blowing and head scratching murals that have done much to inspire the imagination and

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