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A Love Story

// July 25th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

This will be another challenging week.  Yet again, we will gather in the wake of a mass shooting.  We are told once again that it is too soon to talk about gun control, too soon to talk about politics.  We know that it is statistically likely that next week will witness another mass shooting and […]

Dancing toward Justice

// July 8th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

I’ll be out of town this Sunday, but fortunately our church is packed with great people.  Lindsey Mosher Trozzo will be filling in for me.  Lindsey is currently working on her dissertation on the ethics of the Gospel of John.  From our chat this evening it seems like this Sunday will be an extension of […]


// July 4th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

The last couple of weeks have been kind of intense, a rollercoaster of emotions.  Now we are witnessing the backlash.  Those who see their worlds crumbling with the removal of symbols of racism and the elation of others as they take a step toward equality are determined to fight back.  They ask, “How far is […]

David Loved Jonathon

// June 25th, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

This past Sunday was rough.  I am pleased to see so much happening in the wake of the events in Charleston.  Seeing Confederate flags removed in Alabama and initiatives to do the same throughout the South is encouraging.  However, there is so much more to do than change the racist décor.  While we endeavor to […]

A Response to Charleston (preached Sunday, June 21, 2015)

// June 22nd, 2015 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

I’ve been trying to figure out why the events in Charleston this week have affected me as they have.  Yes, it’s a tragedy.  Nine good people are gone from this world.  But let’s face it: this happens every day.  Every day, our news cycle is filled with death.  I become immune to it just like […]

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