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.”

“Turn and Receive New Life”

Mike Kinman on Sunday, December 4, 2016:

“John isn’t saying ‘be ashamed: the end is near.’ John is saying ‘change your life: the beginning is near. Turn and receive new life!'”

“Cast Away the Works of Darkness”

Susan Russell on Sunday, November 27, 2016:

“Advent is time for hope — not a necessarily a time for patience. It is a time to use our collective righteous indignation as fuel for the holy work of resistance.”


Thanksgiving Eve 2016: On Grace and Gratitude

Homily preached by Susan Russell on Thanksgiving Eve [November 23, 2016] at All Saints Church in Pasadena.

I know your service leaflet says “Homily” … but I’m going to start with a Confession. For the first Thanksgiving in as long as I can remember I have been struggling to be thankful.

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Sermon from Sunday, November 20

Mike Kinman on Sunday, November 20, 2016:

“We must not let systems whose only desire is to perpetuate injustice and violence against the powerless, for the benefit of the powerful, use our theology against us. The mandate of forgiveness without repentance, and reconciliation without justice, is one of the biggest ways that our theology has been weaponized for use against the most vulnerable among us — and it must stop.”

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Following Christ Into the Post-Election World

On Sunday, November 13th Antonio Gallardo faced the challenge of preaching to our 1:00 p.m. Spanish language service in the wake of the presidential election. Here’s how he rose to the occasion — with words both pastoral and prophetic.

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“A Time to Choose Love”

Susan Russell on Wednesday, November 9, 2016:

“Tonight is time to bring all of who we are – our fears and our hopes, our grief and our gratitude, our dreams and our disappointments – to this altar. Tonight is a time to choose love.”

“All Saints Sunday”

Mike Kinman on All Saints Sunday, November 6, 2016:

“Regardless of who wins this election, our calling as the church will remain the same, and our work will just be getting started.”

“Enough Already!!”

Gene Robinson on Sunday, October 30, 2016:

“All Saints is called to comfort the afflicted and to afflict the comfortable; and Mike Kinman is exactly the person to help you do both!”

“Keeping the Faith”

Zelda Kennedy on Sunday, October 23, 2016:

“The recognition of love empowers a person to keep going with truth, courage, and confidence, almost no matter what.”

“Send Us Anywhere You Would Have Us Go”

Susan Russell on Sunday, October 9, 2016:

“The point of the church is not what happens in the church. The point of the church is what happens in the world because of the church.”