Lia Claire Scholl

Rogue Reverend

Category: God

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: […]

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 […]

6 April, 2012

Learning by Applying

It’s amazing to me how much I’m learning about myself in applying for jobs. First off, putting down all my skills really focuses me on the fact that I’ve got MAD skills! It also shows off my rather renaissance quality about my skills—I do a lot of things, all of them pretty well, but I’m […]

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 […]

22 March, 2012


You’d think by the time you get to be my age, things would be a little less uncertain. But they’re not. As I feel myself being uncertain, and see my friends being uncertain, I have a few things I do to make it not seem so bad: Be Here Now It seems like focusing on […]

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