RISE REVERB, REV. IVAR HILLESLAND: EASTER 2017
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Spoken word(s) from Pastor Ivar on our starlight/space inspired Easter Vigil. In the beginning, God danced Big bang, galaxies sent spinning Expanding expanse. Space spanning three in one holy singularity, A seed of light. Dead first. Crack. Then life. An … Read More

REVERB, IVAR HILLESLAND: INDIGENOUS PEOPLES DAY – PROPER 23C
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In fourteen-hundred-ninety-two Columbus sailed the ocean blue He had three ships and left from Spain; He sailed through sunshine, wind and rain. He sailed by night; he sailed by day; He used the stars to find his way. A compass … Read More

REVERB, IVAR HILLESLAND: 6 EASTER
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The Texts   We get a good dosage of John today and that means a Chatty Cathy Jesus, Or as one scholar amazingly put it, Wordy is the Lamb.   In a Monty Python, Life of Brian-esque, style, I can … Read More

REVERB, IVAR HILLESLAND: LENT 2B
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Last week we heard the wilderness story of Hagar, the maidservant of Abraham and Sarah, the one who was used to bear a child, cast aside, and forced to flee into the wilderness with her son Ishmael. There she saw … Read More

REVERB, PASTOR IVAR HILLESLAND: 16 MARCH 2014 + LENT 2 (YEAR A)
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Today’s gospel has one of those strange encounters where Jesus seems to be answering questions that weren’t really asked of him. It’s the li’l bit crazy Jesus and Nicodemus, the respected Jewish leader. Nicodemus has one of those biblical names … Read More