#039 The Council of Pecans p.19

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“The pecan trees and their kin show a capacity for concerted action, for unity of purpose that transcends the individual trees. They ensure somehow that all stand together and thus survive. How they do so is … Read more...

#038 The Council of Pecans p.16

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“Forest scientists describe the generosity of mast fruiting with the predator-satiation hypothesis. The story seems to go like this: When the trees produce more than the squirrels can eat, some nuts escape predation. Likewise, when the squirrel … Read more...

#037 Dueling Consciousnesses: White and Black

An excerpt from How to Be an Antiracist by Ibram X. Kendi, pages 33 and 34, read by Steph.

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History duels: the undeniable history of antiracist progress, the undeniable history of racist progress. Before and after the … Read more...

#036 Leadership, Morale, and Time Perspective

A reading from Resolving Social Conflicts by Kurt Lewin, 1948 Harper & Brothers: New York, Pp. 118-119. Read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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An excerpt from Resolving Social Conflicts by Kurt Lewin.

“Leadership, morale, and time perspective”

In … Read more...

#035 Remembering a “Coming of Age” Ceremony

An excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s (2009) The Year of the Flood, read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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“The fall was ongoing, but its trajectory led ever downward. Sucked into the well of knowledge, you could only plummet, learning … Read more...

#034 Atwood: The Year of the Flood

An excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s (2009) The Year of the Flood, read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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“According to Adam One, the Fall of Man was multidimensional. The ancestral primates fell out of the trees; then they fell … Read more...

#033 Atwood: An Excerpt from Oryx and Crake

An excerpt from Margaret Atwood’s (2009) Oryx and Crake, read by Stephanie Jo Kent.

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“‘When did the body first set out on its own adventures?’ Snowman thinks, after having ditched its old traveling companions, the mind and … Read more...

#032 The Substance of Communion

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Rev Lindsey Peterson:

Before coronavirus disrupted things, we were inside of Lent, and in fact indeed we still are. Today, March 22nd is the fourth Sunday of Lent. Back in the sanctuary, I was beginning a Lenten … Read more...

#031 Reframing Power

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Steph:

So I’m planning this event. It’s scheduled for May 16th. If we’re fabulously good with maintaining the six-foot perimeter from each other and not congregating in groups, self-isolating in our own homes, and maintaining social ties … Read more...

#033 Sermon: Listening

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Rev Lindsey:                         The old, old story of Jesus’ endless love, it doesn’t find us when we’re in glory. It finds us in the wilderness. The story of Jesus’ endless love finds us in the wilderness. We are … Read more...