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Megan Hodgin

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When the Church Dreams

1 Corinthians 15:1-26, 51-57 As part of an exercise at a Churches Learning Change virtual retreat this week, I was asked to describe my dream. Not the peaceful dreams one might have while their head rests on a pillow, but…
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When the Church Chooses Love

1 Corinthians 13:1-13 Avoidance I have a “do not preach list.” It’s my version of Jimmy Fallon’s “Do Not Play List” -- a list of bizarre songs that have been unburied from the junk drawer of the internet and shared…
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When The Church Makes Room

Acts 18:1-4 and 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 In my Midwestern hometown, hospitality usually takes the form of tables piled high with food and surrounded by people, squeezed in so tight you can feed your neighbor more easily than you can feed…
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When the Church Points to the King

Acts 17:1-9 Jeff & Karen “To the King!”“To the restoration!” David and Karen Mains first penned this refrain in the Tales of the Kingdom trilogy. I learned it from Jeff and Karen Barker, professors in the theatre department at Northwestern…
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When the Church Prays

The function of prayer is not to influence God, but rather to change the nature of the one who prays. These words are attributed to Soren Kierkegaard, but the sentiment flavors the reflections of other theologians and writers, as well.…
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When The Church Is At Home

Acts 1:1-14 “Strike” is the most bittersweet experience of any theatrical production. After the final bow, when the echoes of applause still linger in the fly space, a different choreography unfolds. The lighting instruments and cables are unhung and stored…
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A Pandemic Interrupted

Vinnie, short for Vincent, is my six-year old Cavalier King Charles Spaniel whose sense of smell serves him well in life -- aiding him in hunts for once forgotten bone fragments that hide under couches and overstuffed chairs, helping him…