December 25, 2016 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “Gift Exchange” Col. 3:1-5; 1 John 2:28-3:3
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December 25, 2016 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “Gift Exchange” Col. 3:1-5; 1 John 2:28-3:3

December 25, 2016 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “Gift Exchange” Col. 3:1-5; 1 John 2:28-3:3

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Ponder anew – Pastoral Backstory – December 22nd, 2016
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Ponder anew – Pastoral Backstory – December 22nd, 2016

December 22nd, 2016   In a season that erupts with clamor, we need a little quiet. Where it trades in the trivial– a turn toward the substantial. In this the last Backstory of the year, no stories to tell, arguments to be made, or cultural phenomena to comment on. Just images, and melodies, and verses to ponder. First, two choral pieces, both here reprised from previous Christmas posts. Lauridsen’s Mysterium (the...

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December 18, 2016 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “A Treasured Tribe” 1 Peter 2:1-10 
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December 18, 2016 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “A Treasured Tribe” 1 Peter 2:1-10 

December 18, 2016 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “A Treasured Tribe” 1 Peter...

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Art lurking in life – Pastoral Backstory – December 15th, 2016
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Art lurking in life – Pastoral Backstory – December 15th, 2016

December 15th, 2016 We’re going to make a party out of art this weekend (more on that below). But art, as we’ve noted here and there, has a presence far wider than galleries or museums. Art’s purview extends into domains we don’t typically associate with creative expression. In this Backstory we consider three: in difference, in repentance, and in our common life.   First the art of disputation. The...

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December 11, 2016 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “Our New Freedom” Romans 6:1-14
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December 11, 2016 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “Our New Freedom” Romans 6:1-14

December 11, 2016 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “Our New Freedom” Romans 6:1-14

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