Life Takes Practice: Compassion

Life Takes Practice: Compassion

As Jesus was setting out on a journey, a man ran up and knelt before him, and asked him, “Good Teacher, what must I do to…

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Resistance is Never Futile

Resistance is Never Futile

Finally, be strong in the Lord and in the power of God’s might. Put on the whole armor of God, that you may be able…

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Passive-Aggressive Politics and Resolute Resistance

Passive-Aggressive Politics and Resolute Resistance

The sandwich board outside of our church on the almost always populated 7th Avenue sidewalk has in some ways become its own ministry. I’ve received…

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“Generosity of Spirit in the Wilderness”

“Generosity of Spirit in the Wilderness”

Scripture Lesson: Ruth 1:1-18 I invite you all to take a deep breath. It’s been quite a week for many of us since our country…

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A Letter from Pastor Jeff Wells & Pastor Elyse Ambrose

A Letter from Pastor Jeff Wells & Pastor Elyse Ambrose

November 9, 2016 Dear friends, fellow disciples, and lovers of God’s expansive, inclusive justice, Many of us woke up this morning stunned, shaken, and depressed….

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Everyone is Welcome at the Table?

Everyone is Welcome at the Table?

Come to the table of love. Come to the table of love. This is God’s table, it’s not yours or mine. Come to the table…

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Pride & Prejudice

Pride & Prejudice

Happy LGBTQ Liberation Sunday to you. We are truly blessed to be gathered here in this sacred space in a spirit of inclusion, and freedom,…

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Why I Am Challenging My Church's Law

Why I Am Challenging My Church’s Law

  I am one of the New York 15—those who signed the “‘We Are’ Open Letter to the People of the United Methodist Church” led…

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