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Ashes to ashes we all fall down

We all know some version of the rhyme right? Ring-a-round-a-roses,A pocket full of posies,Ashes, ashes!We all fall down. And we’ve all heard the theory that this rhyme is really depicting death and ruin right? Well, given our current pandemic, I … Continue reading

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A Hard 40

I’ve started referring to the season of Lent as the Hard–40. It a 40 day sentence (may feel like 40 years to some) of traveling with Jesus as he turns toward Jerusalem and faces the ensuing trial, brutality, trauma, and … Continue reading

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Snow walks

Lately I’ve been doing more video recording than writing and more walking than talking (or typing). So I’ll let my recent snowy walk through Whitmore Playground speak for itself. You can find more videos on our Rainbow YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6aQzyYF0quBZBz1a-OJksg

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Entering God’s courts

I interrupt this regularly scheduled program for a short sports reflection.  The transition from high school basketball to collegiate play wasn’t easy. Unlike in high school, I was often the shortest player on the court in college. Sure, I was … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter

Dear Rainbow friends, members, and attenders: Will you join me in saying, unequivocally, that Black Lives Matter? And will you join me in working so that these aren’t just words spoken, but a commitment lived toward a more anti-racist country … Continue reading

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Pentecost and Black lives, flames, fumes, and tear gas

In 2015 my parents walked the Camino de Santiago in Spain. They arrived in Santiago de Compostela the morning of Pentecost after spending nearly thirty days walking-sometimes registering 15-20 miles of walking per day. I asked my parents to reflect … Continue reading

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Resurrection Realism

I’ve been looking for an opportunity to share this funeral reflection titled “Resurrection Realism,” written by my dad Keith Harder. And given that this Sunday’s lectionary reading is about the premier Resurrection Realist Thomas (John 20), this seemed as good as … Continue reading

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Easter online

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DIY branches for Palm Sunday

Quarantine means Do It Yourself (DIY) Palm Branch time! I love each of these.   Here is the full guided worship video for April 5:

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Prayers for these times

Last night we had our first live-stream Rainbow worship gathering. You can find the recording here: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC6aQzyYF0quBZBz1a-OJksg We are going to try and do this every Wednesday at 5:45 pm for the foreseeable future. Hopefully some of us can work … Continue reading

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