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Freedom as Healing; Healing as Freedom

Freedom as Healing; Healing as Freedom

Rev. Timothy Safford

Is there a crippling spirit in your life that keeps you from imagining a different future? Do you reflexively say, when new possibility presents itself, “I can’t, because. . .,” and give an excuse that connects you to the prison of the present moment?

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Remaining Christian in an Election Season

On Remaining Christian in an Election Season

Rev. Timothy Safford

Almighty God, to whom we must account for all our powers and privileges: Guide the people of the United States in the election of officials and representatives; that, by faithful administration and wise laws, the rights of all may be protected and our nation be enabled to fulfill your purposes; through Jesus Christ our Lord.

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Sermon from Sept. 16, 2001

The Sermon from Sept. 16, 2001

Rev. Timothy Safford

I am reposting my sermon from the Sunday following the attacks of Sept. 11, 2001. I remember the burden preachers had that Sunday. This text is far more than I preached, but I wrote it all out, and still stand by it. Timothy Safford

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A Sermon on Hope

A Sermon on Hope

Rev. Timothy Safford

Indeed, we cannot live on “hope,” alone, but I have learned in my 56-year study of being human that we cannot live without hope, either. To live without hope is only to see the world—in its brokenness—as it is, and not to view the world as God would intend it to be.

Without hope, realism devolves into pessimism, or worse, cynicism. Existence can be bleak and life appear meaningless.

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