October 31, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Let’s. Talk.

It’s such a simple expression, isn’t it? “Let’s talk.” “Let’s talk” is about thoughts and feeling and ideas. Most of all it’s an invitation to share our experiences with one another.¬†I’m happy to report that “Let’s talk” is happening at … Continue reading

October 29, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Dear Rabbi Leder:

Dear Rabbi Leder: The hearts of all of us at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles are broken over the events that took place in a Pittsburgh synagogue this past weekend. Yesterday in our worship service we lit candles in … Continue reading

October 27, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Saturday. Night.

A touch up on the sermon. Thinking about the week. Pipe bombs sent to harm so many public figures, including two former presidents. Has the world gone mad? And then the Dodgers go 18 innings for a win last night. … Continue reading

October 11, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Not. A. Metaphor.

The storms raged in Indonesia. The storms raged in South Carolina. The storms raged in Florida. Sometimes storms are not metaphors. Sometimes people are literally going through it. Literally hanging on by their fingernails. Literally losing loved ones and burying … Continue reading