Sermons from February 2016

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Who Cares?

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No amount of apology, no defending or excusing God will work. We have to deal with the violence of God, the God who orders ethnic cleansing, the God who destroys nearly every human being including all the animals (what did they do?) in a flood, the God whose Christ rides his horse through rivers of blood and sends the vast majority of humans to eternal fire because they believe the wrong things.

More and more people, especially young people, are saying no thank you to the Christian faith, its Bible and its God: too violent, too narrow, too toxic.

And yet, there are those of us who say, but that isn’t all the story, is it?

Why God, Why?

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Sermon by Rev. Brett Strobel based on Job 9:14-20; 27-35. This is the first in the Lent series of round robin sermons by Beaverton Progressive Clergy.

Spirituality Without the Supernatural

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We are engaged in the exciting process of co-creating as we go. Our partners in this quest include the non-religious such as Sam Harris, and those who find themselves, perhaps like many of us, nourished by the connection with our heritage while reforming it from within, embracing wisdom wherever it is found, in science, in song, in poetry, in tradition, and in the challenge of tradition.

To me that is the spirit of Evolution Sunday.