Lia Claire Scholl

Rogue Reverend

Category: Church

13 May, 2012

Subtle Messages of Not-as-Good

I attended a church today, at the Seaside Interfaith Chapel in Seaside, Florida. The building is stunning, as you can see by the photo above. The architecture is simple, and everything is white, which gives it a beach feel, but it also gives it a graceful feel, simple even. Inside, and the service was packed. […]

26 March, 2012

The Congregation

I’m always amazed at how big my congregation is. It’s not just the people who show up each Sunday morning or at the potlucks. It’s bigger than that. It’s the fathers and mothers of the individuals who show up on Sunday. It’s the children of the people who show up on Sunday morning. It’s their […]

5 March, 2012

A Church is Burning, a sermon

Second Sunday of Lent, Scripture passage: Mark 8:27-38 Paul Simon wrote a song in 1964 that he performed with Art Garfunkel called He Was My Brother. The song was about Andrew Goodman, who was killed by the KKK in Mississippi in 1964. Andrew was one of the activists that the movie Mississippi Burning featured. Paul […]

23 February, 2012

Excerpt from Ash Wednesday service

Is there anything in your life that is holding you back? Keeping you stuck? Somehow keeping you from being exactly the person you want to be? Maybe it’s hurt. Maybe it’s grief. Maybe it’s anger. I keep thinking about this thing like a fist-sized place in the center of our bodies. It’s a spot that, […]

23 February, 2012

Ashes of Our Dreams

The Brink of Lent, by Katie Cook, found in the newsletter of the Baptist Peace Fellowship: God, how well we remember the celebrations of last year— the hopes and dreams and wild expectations that we dared to allow in our hearts. And now, how troubled we are to recall our failures! We have not lived […]

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