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The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier

Trusting Your Experience

Exodus 3:1-15

12th Sunday after Pentecost - Year A

August 31, 2014

The Rev. R. Scott Colglazier (other)

I want to suggest today that one of the most essential dimensions to the life of faith is finding a way to trust our personal experiences. We may not be able to trust them absolutely, because sometimes what we think or feel or even believe can be wrong. We always have to acknowledge that. But there is something so essential to listening to our personal experiences, discerning what they mean and deciding how to move forward with our lives. And that is especially true in terms of paying attention to our personal experiences with God.

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The Rev. Dr. Peter Samuelson

Conversing at the Coffee Hour

The Rev. Dr. Peter L. Samuelson (ELCA)

I like to think of this blog, the Day1 website and, perhaps by extension the whole social networking/exchange of ideas aspect of the internet, as one big church coffee hour.   At the coffee hour you have a chance to catch up with old friends, maybe meet some new people, perhaps "chew" over the sermon, but at the very least have some interesting conversation.  And just like I would do at a coffee hour I was visiting for the first time (this is my first blog after all), I should introduce myself.

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The Rev. Geoffrey Hoare (TEC)

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