Palm Sunday Sermon by The Rev. Brandon Ashcraft

When the pandemic brought in-person gatherings to an abrupt halt last year, Easter was right around the corner. And so it wasn’t long before certain voices in the wider church began offering this bold suggestion: Easter should be postponed, they said, until it was safe to gather again.

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Finding New Meaning in an Ancient Prayer

Good Lord, deliver us. “Unprecedented” was named “Word of the Year” by Dictionary.com last year after its appearance in news media and public discourse skyrocketed amid the pandemic. Linguistic purists, though, rightly question whether we’ve robbed this word of its meaning. In the full sweep of human history, how “unprecedented”…

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