Category Archives: Pastor’s Blog

Reverend Will Burhans Weekly Blog

  • The Insufficiency of Everything Attainable

    Posted on September 12, 2019 by in Pastor's Blog, Spire link, Spiritual Practice

    Sept 12, 2019 The theologian Karl Rahner wrote about “the torment of the insufficiency of everything attainable.” This doesn’t mean we shouldn’t strive for success, victory, expertise, accomplishment and achievement in this life. It means that we should hold them lightly knowing that even the greatest of these will not satisfy. This doesn’t suggest that […]

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  • Rev. Will’s Blog – For the Love of Mitch and Squid

    Posted on August 27, 2019 by in Health and Wellness, Latest News, Pastor's Blog

    0ver 400 people poured into our sanctuary one afternoon this summer for the funeral of Mitch, a 25 year-old who died after a 4-year struggle with cancer. His family shared with me the blog he had written over the course of his final year. It was at once beautiful and crass, poignant and blunt, insightful […]

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  • I Am or Not

    Posted on August 22, 2019 by in Latest News, Pastor's Blog

    I Am or Not Moses once asked God “Who are you?” God said “I Am Who I Am” or translated better yet “I Am Who Am”. The Human Being created in I Am Who Am’s image at first knew pure subjectivity and could say with God “I Too Am Who Am.” The writer of Genesis […]

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  • Hangin’ with Jesus

    Posted on August 14, 2019 by in Latest News, Pastor's Blog

    The political left stands against gun violence saying a person’s right to bear arms cannot be valued over the lives of mass shooting victims. In response, the political right says “government laws should protect not infringe upon my inalienable rights.” The political right stands against abortion saying a woman’s right to choose cannot be valued […]

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    Pastor’s Reflection: “All God’s Chickens”

    Posted on August 5, 2019 by in Pastor's Blog

    Before she left on vacation, I told Rev. Judy that I was reading “Eating Animals” by Jonathan Safran Foer and as a result enjoying my breakfast eggs less. Chickens are sentient beings with complex brains, individual particularities, social lives, emotions, and the capacity to suffer Most all of our eggs, even many labeled “organic” in […]

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  • Pastor’s Reflection: “Stranger Things”

    Posted on July 17, 2019 by in Latest News, Pastor's Blog, Worship

    “Stranger Things” Rev. Will Burhans July 18, 2019 The third season of the hit Netflix show, “Stranger Things”, is out.  It’s about a shadowy violent presence breaking forth from an alternate universe to spread pain and ruin in our own. The Demigorgon accomplishes its nefarious purpose by literally absorbing people into its hideous and monstrous […]

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  • Pastor’s Reflection: “Call to Vigil”

    Posted on July 11, 2019 by in Community, Latest News, Outreach, Pastor's Blog, Spiritual Practice, Youth

    “Call to Vigil” Rev. Will Burhans July 11, 2019 Jesus tangled with politics when he healed a stranger on the Sabbath. Jesus tangled with politics when he shamed a few “good” men who were preparing – rocks in hand – to exact justice on a woman caught in adultery. Jesus tangled with politics when he […]

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