Lia Claire Scholl

Rogue Reverend

Category: Church

28 November, 2014

Black Friday (in more ways than one)

I made the mistake of going to Target last night. I needed toilet paper. Seriously. There were no carts. There were tons of people blocking aisles, as if they were the only people in the store. People were concerned with themselves and no one else. I’m not saying people weren’t friendly. Many of them were. […]

26 November, 2014

My Brother’s Keeper

Based on Genesis 4 You’ve probably heard this story before. An old grandfather said to his grandson, who came to him with anger at a friend who had done him an injustice, “Let me tell you a story…” “I, too, at times have felt a great hate for those that have taken so much, with […]

2 March, 2014

Sometimes We All Need a Pep Talk, a sermon

I know that I’ve talked about Kid President before here. If you haven’t looked him up, please, go home today and google Kid President, and watch his pep talk video. Kid President is a young African American kid who says brilliant things. Like, “We were made to be awesome.” In one Pep Talk, Kid President says: […]

24 November, 2013

The Practice of Gratitude, a sermon

Things I’m grateful for, on this the 22nd of November, 2013. Grateful, for the first time in a long time, that I don’t have to make a list to be grateful. Friends around the world. My family.  And the love that we share. That my friend Sohini’s son, Ethan, asks when I’m coming home. That […]

3 June, 2012

A Late Sermon for Pentecost—Nondum (Not Yet)

This sermon is based on Ezekiel 37:1-14, Romans 8:22-27, with a little Acts 2:1-21 added in. But mostly, it’s based on Gerard Manley Hopkins’ poem, Nondum (which means “not yet”). Gerard Manley Hopkins was born in 1844 and died in 1889. He converted to Catholicism in his early 20’s, just after writing this poem that […]

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