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Idol Talk

September 11th, 2015 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

In 2002, the English author Neil Gaiman won both the Hugo and Nebula Awards for a book entitled American Gods.  In the novel, Gaiman weaves a picture of contemporary America in which new gods (deities like Media, the goddess of television, and Technology Boy, the personification of the Internet) are on the rise. At the same […]

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The Big Preach

November 8th, 2013 · Comments Off on The Big Preach · Faith and the City

In trying to figure out whether I will be in the pulpit on any given Sunday (and consequently whether I am available to play Legos on a Saturday afternoon), my son Ollie (10) will often ask, “Dad, are you doing the big preach this week?” I haven’t had the heart (or the humility) to offer […]

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The Parable of the Vacuum Cleaner Pump Organ

October 19th, 2012 · 6 Comments · Faith and the City

This Sunday at 11 am we will install Ryan W. Jackson as the Director of Music and Fine Arts Ministries at FAPC. I am excited for this moment. Ryan brings a track record as both a remarkably talented musician and a friendly community-builder. While no director is able to hit everyone’s musical sweet spot with […]

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March 29th, 2012 · Comments Off on P-Soup · Faith and the City

This Sunday is Palm Sunday.  We are eager to celebrate this spirited Christian festival with you.  Children and adults, clergy and choir have been working creatively and faithfully to prepare for our upcoming Holy Week. We are ready to accompany you on the spiritual path that begins with Jesus riding into Jerusalem (Palm Sunday), that […]

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The Kardashians Go to Church

September 29th, 2011 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Last week, a producer of the reality television show, “Kourtney & Kim Take New York” called the church.  Really!  In case you don’t know (I didn’t), Kourtney and Kim are two of the three Kardashian sisters. Who are the Kardashians?  Well, that’s a darn good question. The Kardashians have become famous in the odd way […]

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What Pews?

April 10th, 2010 · 2 Comments · Faith and the City

Christ is Risen! Halleluiah! Did you know that Easter is not only a day, but it is actually a season?  It is a seven-week-long Christian celebration that begins with the trumpet peals on Easter morning, but that continues until our next big festival, Pentecost. Now, here’s a bit of Christian trivia that I find quite interesting…. […]

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