September 24, 2015
by Dr. R. Scott
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Lincoln. King. Day. Merton.

Today, in a joint-session of Congress, Pope Francis mentioned four great Americans. Not celebrities. Not reality television stars. Not handsome or beautiful people. Not wealthy people. Four people of substance and strength and courage. Four people of faith. Four people … Continue reading

September 22, 2015
by Dr. R. Scott
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History. Hope.

Is there anything more transforming than when history meets hope? I’m thinking about that this week, because Dr. Kevin Kruse, Princeton University, is coming to First Congregational Church of Los Angeles to discuss his new book — One Nation Under … Continue reading

September 2, 2015
by Dr. R. Scott
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Spectacle. Of. Joy.

I’ve performed a lot of weddings over the course of my career. Some of have been stiffly formal. Others, casual and simple. But this past weekend I had the privilege of sharing in a wedding ceremony in Central Park. The … Continue reading