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Author Rev. Meg Peery-McLaughlin

As Close as our Very Breath

A Sermon for Those Who Feel Afraid Text: John 20:19-25 Ask a scholar about the word “breathe” and she will tell you that this is the only place in the entire New Testament where this word shows up. Surely they … Continue reading

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Hearing the Needs of the Community

To tell the truth, we didn’t think it went all that well. Almost five years ago, four pastors from four different denominations came together to write a proposal for a grant from the Calvin Institute for Worship Renewal. The granting … Continue reading

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The Flavor of Mission in Fishtown

Our Church’s Expression of the Gospel Through Community For me, answering the question, “What is the church’s mission?” feels something like trying to describe to someone what soda is. Soda (or ‘pop’) is simply a sweetened carbonated beverage. It could … Continue reading

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Author Shannon Kearns

A Place Where it’s Easier to be Good

My journey to becoming a Catholic priest was a winding one. I grew up in a conservative, fundamentalist church and found much to love in it. I loved the music and the passion. I loved the devotion to Bible study … Continue reading

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