Pastors' Blog

Archives: January 2017

Jan 26, 2017 - Kent French

When I am courageous enough to open the news these days, I wake up to a whole lot of foolishness going on. At multiple levels. Some of it is a particularly pernicious brand of foolishness. This is not especially new in the way of the world, it just seems extra-concentrated right now.

I’m searching for a deeper wisdom.

The apostle Paul gives us this intriguing idea in his letter to the people in Corinth: “God...

Jan 20, 2017 - Lindsey Franklin

We hear a lot these days about the importance of unity: unity after a divisive political season, unity around particular causes or within our communities. In our scripture reading for this week, from Paul’s letter to the Corinthians, (1 Corinthians 1:10-18) Paul calls for the quarreling Corinthians to “be united in the same mind and purpose.”

Yet, quarrels and divisions often happen because of deep differences between...

Jan 13, 2017 - Kent French

Pastor Kent's blog for January 15, 2017.  You can hear his sermon that day HERE.

Have you ever thought of yourself as a prophet? Someone who tells the truth, even when it’s unpopular or dangerous? Would you like to try? On Sunday, we’re going to think about this and what it means to live forward in the legacy of Martin Luther King, Jr., in our current political climate.

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Jan 05, 2017 - Kent French

Several years ago, I became friends with a guy who had become a very successful independent theater producer in his 20’s. His company became the gritty, fun theater place in the Boston area among young hipster types.

He and I met working together in a “day job” of an educational theater troupe that traveled around to local public schools. He had obvious charisma, but otherwise was just a normal guy to work with: no pretense, no powerhouse personality, kind of goofy, even seemed...