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The Clergy Corner

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May 7, 2019

What is the one choice we have in this life? What is the only thing we have actual control over? This week Pastor Arik looks at the one choice we have, and how terrifying and empowering that can be

Apr 23, 2019

In the afterglow of Easter, Pastor Arik takes a look at what happens when we find ourselves on the other side of big events, recognizing that "life goes on"

Apr 2, 2019

As Pastor Arik recovers from dealing with an unexpected death in the congregation, he takes a look at the ways in which our relationship with death might need to change

Mar 19, 2019

There are some questions that force us to take an honest look at ourselves and the type of people we have become. This week, Pastor Arik asks us ten difficult questions that will help us grow on our life journey

Mar 12, 2019

As the Lenten season begins, this week Pastor Arik looks at the things we can give up that will have a larger impact on the world around us

Mar 5, 2019

As churches struggle to keep their doors open, Pastor Arik invites us to ask ourselves, "What is the church?"

Feb 25, 2019

The words we use matter. This week, join Pastor Arik as he takes a closer look at the power of the words we wield

Feb 5, 2019

Reflecting upon a wisdom story, this week Pastor Arik shares the story of a king and his four wives

Jan 29, 2019

As Pastor Arik begins his own journey of spiritual direction, he takes a look at how therapy and counseling can benefit everyone

Jan 15, 2019

As Pastor Arik prepares to celebrate the life and legacy of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. in worship on Sunday, he looks at how his message of justice and equality (and challenge to the status quo) resonate with us even today

 

excerpts from "I Have a Dream" speech

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I47Y6VHc3Ms

Dec 25, 2018

Merry Christmas! This week Pastor Arik looks at how powerful the Christmas story truly is. Have a merry Christmas and a happy new year!

Dec 18, 2018

As Christmas approaches just a week away, this week Pastor Arik looks at what we can do to reach out to those who are hurting and lonely this time of year

Music: "Blue Christmas" by Elvis Presley

Dec 11, 2018

While browsing the news, Pastor Arik came across a story that gave him pause. Join him this week as he explores this article and asks some difficult questions

article can be found at https://www.bbc.com/news/world-asia-india-4643684

Nov 26, 2018

Furious after hearing about the refugees at the border being tear gassed, this week Pastor Arik examines scripture to remind us of our Christian duty to welcome strangers with open arms

Nov 20, 2018

As we rush into the holidays, Pastor Arik has no choice but to slow down as a nasty cold suddenly appears. This week Pastor Arik talks about the importance of slowing down as we move into a busy time of year

Nov 13, 2018

With only a handful of weeks left in the year, Pastor Arik challenges all of us to set some reasonable goals that we can accomplish before 2019

Nov 6, 2018

With anti-Semitism on the rise in our nation, this week Pastor Arik looks at how one cannot be a Christian if they hold anti-Semitic views in their heart

Oct 30, 2018

Pastor Arik hits a milestone birthday this week, so to ease his own anxieties he takes a look at people who have accomplished incredible things in the later stages of life

Oct 22, 2018

After a short hiatus, this week Pastor Arik returns to talk about the power of a single voice. "Oceans" performed by Hillsong United

Sep 25, 2018

In the wake of sexual assault allegations against the Supreme Court nominee this week, Pastor Arik looks at the importance of believing these women who have the courage to come forward

Sep 11, 2018

Pop Quiz time! As Pastor Arik prepares to deliver remarks to a group of retired clergy this week, he shares a quiz he made to help us think about how we look at various sacred texts

Sep 4, 2018

In the wake of the report of abuse and cover ups from the Catholic Church in Pennsylvania, Pastor Arik takes a look at how true accountability is the only path forward

Aug 14, 2018

Love is in the air as the wedding bells chime! As Pastor Arik finds himself in the midst of officiating several weddings, he takes a closer look at what makes a wedding (and marriage) special

Jul 24, 2018

We know how dangerous pride is, but did you know there is a point where humility goes too far? This week Pastor Arik looks at the important distinction between humility and self-deprecation

Jul 10, 2018

This week Pastor Arik looks at his own personal journey from pacifism to resistance as he explores scriptures in which Jesus drew a line in the sand

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