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Monthly Archives: January 2012

The Rules of Improv: Take Action! Mark 1:14-20 Every year around this time the family of Calvary Baptist Church takes a step back to think about what it is we are doing here on this corner of Washington, DC, trying our best to be followers of Jesus and to live together in Christian community in such a way that how we live, what we do, who we are, makes and impact in… Read More

Listen here. The Rules of Improv: Anything is Possible 1 Samuel 3:1-10 Who would have thought, just a few years ago, that a pastor would arrive at church on Sunday morning, having emailed herself the sermon for that day…only to find that the Internet is completely down at church.  So, she takes a very small jump drive and walks a block to find her friend, Rachel Johnson, at Starbucks, where she attaches… Read More

The Rules of Improv: Fill in the Blanks Matthew 2:1-12, Epiphany Happy new year to you all.  It feels great to be here in worship beginning the new year together after a hectic holiday season.  Welcome back, and a special thank you to all of you who were with us in worship on Christmas and New Year Days.  I found it a particularly meaningful season because I got to worship with so… Read More

for the week of Epiphany… Hello, sun in my face. Hello, you who made the morning and spread it over the fields and into the faces of the tulips and the nodding morning glories, and into the windows of, even, the miserable and the crotchety –   best preacher that ever was, dear star, that just happens to be where you are in the universe to keep us from ever-darkness, to ease… Read More