September 25, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Art. Life.

Years ago, when I had finished four straight years of graduate school, I was startled to discover that my soul was as dry as Death Valley. I knew a lot about history and theology and hermeneutics, but on the inside … Continue reading

September 19, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Empathy.

In the Jewish tradition today is Yom Kippur, a day to reflect about one’s sin and shortcomings. It’s also a day to turn toward the forgiveness of God.┬áThere’s something healthy about contemplating our mistakes. But contemplation of shortcomings should also … Continue reading

September 11, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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9/11

I am remembering today. I am remembering and grieving and giving thanks for acts of courage and love and compassion on 9/11. I can easily date my ministry as a clergyperson — before 9/11 and after 9/11. It was that … Continue reading

September 8, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Thank. You.

This coming Sunday I will celebrate my 10th year anniversary as Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. All I can think about this week are the people who have made such a positive difference in my life. … Continue reading