Kathryn Schifferdecker

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Called Together

The news lately here in the United States (apologies to our many international readers) has been full [...]

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A Defiant Hope

Last June, almost a year ago, we planted a cherry tree in our back yard. It was [...]

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Speak the Dream of Peace

Almost ten years ago, my family and I moved to Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, for a year so [...]

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Glimpse of Glory

Transfiguration Sunday is an odd church festival. My hunch is that the average lay person understands it [...]

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For the Common Good

I don’t know about you, but I’ve been feeling grumpy at this beginning of the new year. [...]

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God Is Not Finished with Us Yet

The Third Sunday of Advent, which we celebrate this week, [...]

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Mourn Loss, Proclaim Faith

On an All Saints Sunday many years ago, I happened to be preaching at the [...]

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Our Enemies

On texts for Sept. 19, 2021 | Ordinary 25 | RCL Year B “Love your enemies,” says [...]

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Build Up the Body of Christ

Many years ago, when I was finishing up my seminary studies, I wanted to do [...]

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Unimaginable

There is a song in the musical “Hamilton” that always brings tears to my eyes. It’s the [...]