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The commencement invocation for the AU Winter Class of 2017 #2017AUgrad

Winter Commencement, December 17, 2017 O Source of all Life, The days of our lives seem to slip past with ever increasing speed, Too easily falling into the shadows of the past. For that reason, we pause at the milestones of our life’s journey that we…
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We can be agents of the light. We can live lives of love, and let the light of love shine in us. We can build communities of justice. Communities of welcome and inclusion. Communities of care. We can in our actions reflect the light of Love into the gloom…
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Remarks delivered at “Critical Conversations: Gun Sense” called by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling,

Remarks delivered at “Critical Conversations: Gun Sense,” convened at the Baltimore-Washington Conference Mission Center by Bishop LaTrelle Easterling, October 17, 2017. Dr. Susan Henry-Crowe has spoken already to the policy and advocacy side of the…
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Sermon from Interfaith Chapel Services, 10/4/17: "Fearlessness"

But we need not let that fear control us. We may not be fearless in fact, but through love, we can be fearless in deed.
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The sermon from today's Interfaith Chapel Service at @americanu and start of #AUReformation500

Kay Spiritual Life Center September 5, 2017 Ecclesiastes 3:1-8; Hebrews 11:32-12:3, Qur’an 27:67-73, 22:39-48 I. BEGINNING A classmate of mine in seminary once told me that there’s a peculiar way that Southerners give directions. He was from eastern…
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Sermon preached at Center Brunswick UMC this morning on racism and our responsibility.

As Christians, we cannot content ourselves to ensuring that we as individuals are nice people, bearing no one ill-will on account of their race, so long as unjust structures exist and so long as the background noise of our culture allows violent racists…
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My sermon preached this morning at @DumbartonUMC as part of Methodist Heritage series

Rev. Mark Schaefer Dumbarton United Methodist Church July 30, 2017 Deuteronomy 6:4-9; John 19:13-25 Deuteronomy 6:4–9 • Israel, listen! Our God is the LORD! Only the LORD! Love the LORD your God with all your heart, all your being, and all your strength.…
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Sermon from today's Midsummer Interfaith Chapel Service: "Out of Many, One."

Rev. Mark Schaefer Kay Spiritual Life Center July 5, 2017 Galatians 3:26-29 • Qur’an 23:51-72 I.      BEGINNING What is the relationship between the many and the one? This is the question that preoccupied the thoughts of the ancient philosophers. They…
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Some thoughts on the attack earlier today and of our need to recommit to community.

Civility doesn't make community; it flows from a shared sense of community.
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From my invocation at AU College of Arts & Sciences graduation: a prayer for the Class of 2017

O Great Mystery, We have traveled a long road To bring us to this day. Here at this crossroads, at this way station, we pause to reflect on the road behind us, and the road ahead.  We thank you O Lord, Our God, ruler of the universe, who has granted us…
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