Speakers

Advent Evensong Homily

Sally Howard on Sunday, December 18, 2016:

“Jesus refused to accept the world as it was. Filled with the Spirit, he imagined a world and lived out a life inviting absolutely everyone to the banquet table.”

Homeless Memorial Service Homily

Mike Kinman on Tuesday, December 13, 2016:

“God is never just God. God is the God of our names. Because with God, it is always personal.”

A Conversation with Norman Lear

Norman Lear on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“You know how we thought of Edith (Bunker)? Whenever there was a problem, what would Christ do? That was Edith.”

Advent Evening Service Meditation

Jeremy Langill on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“Jesus was born into a deeply oppressed community. His birth, like all births, was messy and dirty. And according to the story, didn’t even occur in the relative warmth and safety of a home. The power of Jesus’ ministry, the prophetic voice he used to convict the powerful, and lift up all those who live in the margins, gains an entirely new understanding when I consider the emotionally deep, complex, and vulnerable nature of his beginning.”

“Accessing the Inexhaustible Power through Spiritual Poverty and Humility”

Antonio Gallardo on Guadalupe Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“What an appropriate time in the life of our country for Our Lady to come today and remind us that she’s not a mellow, mute virgin, but that she’s a warrior, who from the very beginning has challenged the establishment, the dark forces of the world.”

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A Sermon for Our Lady of Guadalupe

Antonio Gallardo on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

Today we are here celebrating our Lady of Guadalupe, who has also been proclaimed the patroness of the Americas, the Empress of Latin America, and the Protector of Unborn Children. And we are bringing our best to this celebration, great music including Mariachis, dancing, roses and candles, inspiring and moving readings; and the celebration does not end here, we will continue with a Convivio after the service with more music, and delicious food, including tamales, and community fellowship.

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“You Can’t Stop the Revolution”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, December 11, 2016:

“Mary was the Mother of the Revolution of Love and the Magnificat is her protest chant – a protest chant the church has spent 2000 years mansplaining in an effort to silence the radical power of her proclamation.”

Lessons & Carols Meditation

Mike Kinman on Sunday, December 4, 2016:

“This is a season that ends with God, the divine self, being so consumed with passion that She cannot help but let go of the very privilege of being God, so that instead She can become God with us, Emmanuel.”

All in the Family: Navigating the Post-Election Holidays

Sally Howard & Mike Kinman in the Rector’s Forum on Sunday, December 4, 2016:

“To be able to say ‘I’m sorry, I’m really uncomfortable with this. And this is why,’ is to set yourself up to be vulnerable — to set yourself up to be ridiculed — but that’s actually the model of Christ — when someone is being put in that situation to say ‘You know what, I am going to reinforce that targeted person’s authority, and I’m going to do it using mine.’ Those situations are scary. But kind of scary is where the church lives.”

“Imagine”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, December 4, 2016:

“What I love about us as a community is we come here wanting to be challenged, wanting to be changed, and wanting something to happen here that really affects life out there. And wanting to dig deep in here and wanting to dig deep out there.”