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February 2, 2017

February 2, 2017

Weedon’s Island Nature Preserve

by bryan

For a long time, I would have told you my favorite quote is, “Not all who wander are lost.” And the truth is, there was a time when I would call myself a wanderer, who in fact WASN’T lost. However, right now, I’m feeling a little more lost. Between life, family, and politics, it’s easy to feel […]

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January 16, 2017

January 16, 2017

How Jesus and Martin Luther King Are Like the Year 2016 – Crosspost unless.TV

by bryan

In which Bryan talks about This American Life, Jesus and Martin Luther King. The internet has decided that 2016 was the worst year on record. Between national and international tragedies, celebrity deaths and a presidential election, it certainly was a “no good, very bad year”. And yet, 2016 was also like Jesus and Martin Luther […]

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January 1, 2017

January 1, 2017

How New Year’s Resolutions are Like a Lodestar – Crosspost unless.TV

by bryan

In which Bryan talks about a sextant, a lodestar and New Year’s Resolutions. Each year we get a clean slate and an opportunity to make ourselves anew through our New Year’s Resolutions – and we have a choice in how we think about these “resolutions”. We can think of them as “GOALS” and view them […]

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August 28, 2016

August 28, 2016

Un-Comfort Zone

by bryan

James 1:17-27 Every generous act of giving, with every perfect gift, is from above, coming down from the Father of lights, with whom there is no variation or shadow due to change. In fulfillment of his own purpose he gave us birth by the word of truth, so that we would become a kind of […]

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June 26, 2016

June 26, 2016

Who Are You – Graduation Sermon

by bryan

Today as we celebrate with our graduates and commission our ASP Team, as we send so many people put from this place and into the unknown, I thought we could look back at the story of the Hebrew people and a promise God made with them during a time when they were facing their own […]

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April 4, 2016

April 4, 2016

How the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is Like a Giant Domino – Crosspost from unless.TV

by bryan

Find out how the Coalition of Immokalee Workers is like a GIANT domino, learn about their history, and be inspired to make a dent yourself. After all: “I can do all things in him who strengthens me.” -Philipians 4:13 (NRSV)

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March 13, 2016

March 13, 2016

A Call to Action

by bryan

“If a thing is worth doing, it is worth doing badly.” – G.K. Chesterton

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January 31, 2016

January 31, 2016

Extravagantly Unfair Grace

by bryan

I’ve been thinking lately about Grace. I’m not thinking about those words spoken by rote before a meal. I’m not thinking about love, or kindness, or mercy – words often thought of as meaning almost the same as grace. I’m thinking about Grace with a capital G – heart wrenching world changing Grace – and […]

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November 9, 2015

November 9, 2015

Nature of a Revolution – Crosspost from HRP Curious Faith

by bryan

Do you want a revolution?

Originally appeared on the Hudson River Presbytery’s Curious Faith Blog In an incredible and impassioned speech given at the “2015 Parliament of World’s Religions”, activist, lawyer, and filmmaker, Valarie Kaur talks about the love that is at the heart of all faiths, “love without thought of outcome, love that sets others free, love so deep […]

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November 6, 2015

November 6, 2015

The One with Passion – Crosspost Unless.TV

by bryan

Be passionate, or not, there is no try

Originally appeared on unless.tv  If you want satisfaction in life, the age old wisdom says, “Follow your passion”. Our mission here at unless.tv is all about passion. One of our founding principles comes from Dr. Suess’s book, “The Lorax” in which the antagonist of the story, the “once-ler”, lives a very ambitious life, creating and growing […]

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