Lia Claire Scholl

Rogue Reverend

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6 December, 2014

Sitting in the Dark

Today’s #rethinkadvent suggestion is to sit in the dark. Literally. You can give it a try. I’m reading Barbara Brown Taylor’s Learning to Walk in the Dark.” I’m struck with the idea that the dark isn’t bad–that, in fact, the dark has its own qualities, and if we remove the fear of the dark, we […]

23 July, 2014

A Pep Talk

A sermon based on Colossians 3:12-17 As I mentioned, I was recently in Bali, Indonesia for six months. While I was there, I learned to surf. Everyone who has known me for more than two weeks has exclaimed, “What? You?” These are comments I heard when I told people I was going to learn. Better […]

16 March, 2014

Am I Rich or Poor? a sermon

based on Luke 12:12-29 There is a complexity to Jesus’ parables. Do you remember the pictures we had as children, the ones that when held one way, looked like one picture, but if you slightly adjusted your perspective, became something else? They came as prizes in Cracker Jack boxes among other places. Apparently, they were […]

15 December, 2013

Expectations and the Path of Peace, a sermon

Throughout the whole Bible, there are some amazing birth stories. Remember back… the first story is from Genesis, when Abraham and Sarah are told they will have a child. The messenger said to Abraham, “About this time next year I will return, and your wife Sarah will have a son.” Sarah laughed silently. She was […]

8 December, 2013

The Lion and the Lamb, a Sermon

Sometimes I wish the Bible were more explicit. I wish that it said, “In order to have a successful life, to be loved by God, and to help others feel loved and taken care of, do 1, 2, 3 and 4.” Then it could say, “In order to have a good, healthy church, do X, […]

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