Grace is the Word

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Grace is the Word
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Ruling Elder Leslie Gilreath preaches on God becoming human.

Keep the Revolution in Christmas

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Fairplain Presbyterian Church
Keep the Revolution in Christmas
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This morning we’ve got it all: we’ve got St. Nicholas, we’ve got shoplifting, we’ve got ghosts, we’ve got a revolution, […]

Jael, Judith, and Mary

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Jael, Judith, and Mary
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When Elizabeth calls Mary the mother of Jesus “Blessed among women,” she’s not just being nice; she’s putting Mary in […]

Born a Slave to a Slave

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Born a Slave to a Slave
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In the American South, some preachers viewed the world as “properly ordered” when there was a hierarchy with white men […]

Will Things Keep Getting Worse?

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Will Things Keep Getting Worse?
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The idea that things will keep getting worse and worse until Jesus returns is baked into modern American Christianity. It’s […]

Remember Me

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Fairplain Presbyterian Church
Remember Me
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Meditations on what God calls us to remember, and on God remembering us.

Maybe the World Breaks on Purpose

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Fairplain Presbyterian Church
Maybe the World Breaks on Purpose
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Do we give because everything belongs to God, really? Or do we give because it is one of the ways […]

For All the Saints

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Fairplain Presbyterian Church
For All the Saints
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Presbyterians don’t have capital-S Saints, but what are we missing by not having saints? What are the stories of the […]

Listening to Bartimaeus

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Listening to Bartimaeus
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Bartimaeus was a blind man in the first century. Centuries later, hymnwriter Fanny Crosby was also blind, but due to […]

Hallmark Cards for God

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Hallmark Cards for God
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The Psalms say some things that we might struggle to call “theologically accurate,” but many times they give us words […]