Lia Claire Scholl

Rogue Reverend

Category: Relationships

20 June, 2019

Forgiveness is Complex and Complicated

A sermon on John 8: 1-11. We have been learning about forgiveness… We learned why we should forgive—because resentment is like eating rat poison and hoping the rat will die. And we forgive because we are commanded by God to do so, that in doing so we build a world of forgiveness. And the best […]

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 […]

24 September, 2013

Unfettered Update

There’s only one thing better than being unfettered. That’s being surrounded by the love and friendship of people you hold dear. I spent the day in Chattanooga, with some very dear friends. Two of whom are seminary mates from years ago. In fact, while I was at lunch with these two friends, I laughed so […]

9 May, 2012

Gratitude

I’m reminded, every now and then, how much I have to be grateful for. Today, I’m really grateful for new brakes and new rotors, a car that starts, a car that stops, and especially one that doesn’t say GRRRRRRRRR when it’s stopping. And I’m grateful for more than that. For friends, for people who minister […]

1 May, 2012

Listening

When I think about my own skills, the skill that needs the most work is my listening. Don’t get me wrong, I can listen. I can even listen effectively. But often times, I have a hard time turning off the voice in my head in order to listen to my conversational partner. There are several […]

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