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Archives: December 2017

Dec 21, 2017 - Kent French

Throughout Advent, we speak in worship of waiting and watching for the Christ child. We light candles for Hope, Love, Joy and Peace on the Advent wreath. We pray for and preach about some renewed insurgence of God into our everyday lives.

It is a spiritual, seasonal exercise, reminding us that life is often about waiting and watching for good things to come. In starting the liturgical year again and speaking and retracing the words of the prophets and the angels' announcements, we...

Dec 14, 2017 - Kent French

The news of women speaking out about how they've been assaulted, de-legitimized and silenced keep on coming. I have been particularly inspired by the accounts of actresses Lupita N'yongo and Salma Hayek about how they fought to stay true to themselves,...

Dec 07, 2017 - Kent French

This week we will read the words from Isaiah 40, “Comfort, o comfort you my people.” They are the words of a people in exile. The words of people desperate for a good word, for release from captivity, for someone to lead them out on clear-cut paths.  

It’s the voice of people decimated by hurricanes and earthquakes this fall. It’s the voice of 65 million...