Speaker: Rev. Jill Cowie

Through the Gate

This Sunday will be the beginning of the Easter journey as we stand at the gate, preparing to enter Jerusalem, the site of so many “thresholds” in the life of Jesus and the disciples–and by extension, the thresholds of our lives. On Palm Sunday, hope … read more.

Through the Gate (Palm Sunday)

This Sunday will be the beginning of the Easter journey as we stand at the gate, preparing to enter Jerusalem, the site of so many “thresholds” in the life of Jesus and the disciples–and by extension, the thresholds of our lives. On Palm Sunday, hope … read more.

Becoming Practically Imperfect

Author Brene Brown says, “Perfectionism is a self- destructive belief system that says, ‘If I look perfect, and do everything perfectly, I can avoid or minimize the painful feelings of shame, judgment, and blame.’” This is self-destructive. On the other hand, learning to be practically … read more.

A Thirst For Goodness

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Mary Oliver writes in her poem Thirst, “Another morning and I wake with thirst for a goodness I do not have.” Her beloved partner of forty years had just died. Philosopher Martha Nussbaum says the condition of being good comes from trusting a life … read more.

Speaking the Truth With Love

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Every Sunday, we pledge to “speak the truth with love” in our unison covenant. I hear these words sometimes used in difficult conversations, and I appreciate their honesty. And I wonder what more is being asked of us if we are to live into … read more.

Climate Change!

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A 2015 poll conducted by Yale revealed that two thirds of American voters think that global warming is happening, yet two-thirds of Americans rarely or never discuss it. Mea Culpa, I am one of them. I haven’t preached on climate change in three years. … read more.