Lia Claire Scholl

Rogue Reverend

Category: Being Human

20 December, 2014

Advent Lament: What the Psalmist Knows

A sermon based on Psalm 89 My name is Lia, and I’m a church nerd. I love all things big and small about church, and I especially love the smells and bells that come with Advent. During Advent, we deck out the church, we hang Chrismons, wear our pretty purples, have the amazing smell of […]

17 December, 2014

Instigate Good

Today’s #rethinkAdvent prompt is “Instigate good.” This morning is another difficult morning. The Today show aired from Pakistan–and (unnecessarily) showed the school where 142 people, most of them children, were killed yesterday. They showed vivid images, and it was no way to start the morning. So what can we do to counteract such violence? In […]

16 December, 2014

What Is The Thread?

Today’s #rethinkAdvent prompt is a poem: There’s a thread you follow. It goes among things that change. But it doesn’t change. People wonder about what you are pursuing. You have to explain about the thread. But it is hard for others to see. While you hold it you can’t get lost. Tragedies happen; people get […]

15 December, 2014


Today’s #rethinkAdvent prompt is “Rejoice!” So here’s a little rejoicing: I rejoice in dear friends who are doing important work in the world. I rejoice in the fact that I have a little money to help friends. I rejoice that a good friend is traveling–he deserves a great trip to France. I rejoice in my […]

13 December, 2014

Clean Out Your Closets?

Today’s #rethinkAdvent prompt is “Clean out your closets.” Really? All this really important, big things around the world, and someone thinks that I should clean out my closets? I mean, it’s a good idea to give away the things in your closet that you’re not wearing, pass them down the line. But today? When there’s […]

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