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Last Night at BSM

July 18, 2016

Last night, Andy preached on Amos 8:1-12, comparing the “normalcy” of injustice and violence in the U.S. to that which caused Israel to be taken into exile. It seems we are either in exile or on our way to it, … Continue reading


Last Night at BSM

July 11, 2016

Last night, Andy preached on the parable of the Good Samaritan, focusing on how Jesus’ redefining of the word ‘neighbor’ is an indictment of tribalism. We too often find our identities through identifying our enemies rather than rooting our identities … Continue reading


Last Sunday at BSM

July 5, 2016

Last Sunday, Sammie preached on how our call to have dominion over creation is not to be characterized by coercion or force. For the earth was not created that we might exploit it for our own purposes–rather, we were created so that … Continue reading

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Last Night at BSM

June 27, 2016

Last night, our much beloved Julia Watkins gave her last sermon at BSM, preaching on resisting the impulse to vengeance in favor of trusting in God’s justice. The text for the day was Luke 9:51-62, where Jesus rebukes his disciples … Continue reading

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Last Night at BSM

June 20, 2016

Last night, Sammie preached from Psalms 42 and 43, leading us in a lament for the 49 precious people who were slain in Orlando one week ago. We mourned that our LGBTQ and Latinx family, who are already marginalized in … Continue reading

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Last Night at BSM

June 13, 2016

Last night, Danny preached from Luke 7:36-50, where we read about a woman who cleans Jesus’ feet with her tears and her hair before perfuming them with oil from an alabaster jar. While it’s easy for us to accept that … Continue reading