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Moral Monday — Trying to Deliver a Message to End Racially-Biased Policing

Today, nearly 200 faith leaders and people of faith walked from Christ Church Cathedral to the Thomas Eagleton Courthouse for what was called a “Moral Monday” action on the one-year anniversary of the killing of Michael Brown. After a year of conversation and studies and reports, we believe it is time for action — and […]

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Deeply Wailing: Lament, This Weekend, and Our Life Together

I’m doing something I’ve never done before … I’m posting a Sunday sermon on the Thursday before. This is the sermon (more or less) that I’m going to preach at Sunday morning at 8 am (at 10 am we will be blessed to have Brittni Gray in our pulpit). But because I have gotten so […]

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Hearing Sandra Bland–It Has to be Personal

It has to be personal. After Michael Brown was killed, I sat on my front porch every morning during my prayer time and I pictured his body lying in the street – only instead of his face I would put the face of my sons – Schroedter and Hayden. Why? Because it has to be […]

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This afternoon, Philip, visiting from Kansas City, walked into Christ Church Cathedral because he heard we were a friendly place for artists, and while waiting for a friend to finish a job interview, filled the Nave with beautiful music. Earlier, someone walked in off the street and was playing the Steinway piano in the Cathedral Nave. God's people have amazing artistic gifts, and we love being a place where people feel they can just walk in and offer them. ...

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