The Color of Law
Sermons

The Color of Law

Our Independence Day Weekend service examines systemic racism. Many appeal to "The Rule of Law" in efforts to discourage people from protesting for their rights. But the Law has a bias, just like the human heart. 

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From Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister While pondering resilience I often think of the word “plastic.” Before “plastic” was a noun denoting materials we should recycle (or perhaps not use in the first place), the word “plastic” was an adjective. It means malleable, shapeable, moldable – resilient. Perhaps this is how we should think of Resilience: the ability...

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From Rev. Scott Sammler-Michael, Senior Co-Minister “Two things awe me most: the starry sky above me, and the moral law within me.”  –Immanuel Kant December is here. Another year draws to a close and we are cast into the cacophony and bustle of another Xmas holiday season. May you all find ways to take a...

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“I long, as does every human being, to be at home wherever I find myself.” —Maya Angelou Belonging is drenched with our concepts of home and self. We want to be affirmed for who we truly are. We long to be celebrated for being the person we were born to be. Brene Brown teaches that...

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“It is a miracle that curiosity survives formal education.” – Albert Einstein I was someone who did not always thrive in formal classroom settings. I did well enough in school, for a time, but became frustrated with the model of instruction that expected us to sit quietly still and just receive information for 8 hours...

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Theme of the Month – TRUST You would probably not be surprised how often people ask ministers questions about trust, usually in the context of relationships that have disappointed, grown distant, or worse. People rightly wonder, “How do I maintain this friendship or marriage?” They ponder, “How can I ever trust again?” This presents a paradox...