May 7, 2017 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “(What if) It’s a Resurrection-less Life?” 1 Corinthians 15:12-19
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May 7, 2017 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “(What if) It’s a Resurrection-less Life?” 1 Corinthians 15:12-19

May 7, 2017 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “(What if) It’s a Resurrection-less Life?” 1 Corinthians 15:12-19 It’s A Wonderful Life,...

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Wanting to believe – Pastoral Backstory – May 4th, 2017
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Wanting to believe – Pastoral Backstory – May 4th, 2017

May 4th, 2017 The mind, in times of bereavement, craves a certainty gained by reasoning as to the existence of the soul after death. –Gregory of Nyssa, (d. 395 AD) Can anyone come to believe in God without wanting to believe in God? Does wanting to believe in God somehow taint that search for reasons to believe? I’m asking nine minutes of your time for this week’s Backstory–or more if the topic fancies you....

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April 30, 2017 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “So This Happened…” 1 Corinthians 15:1-11
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April 30, 2017 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “So This Happened…” 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

April 30, 2017 Rev. Patrick Lafferty “So This Happened…” 1 Corinthians 15:1-11

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It’s impolite not to stare – Pastoral Backstory – April 27th, 2017
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It’s impolite not to stare – Pastoral Backstory – April 27th, 2017

April 27th, 2017   Curators have a short list of essential elements for the art galleries they oversee. They need walls on which to hang the art. They need lights to illumine the art. They need white, lint-free gloves to handle the art. They need docents to help people appreciate the art (and keep the toddlers from “adorning” the sculptures with half-eaten Cheerios.) But curators are also in the market for benches:...

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