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Today marked the second Sunday in our six-week sermon series, “Jesus, the Pope, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar…” The sermon for today was, “A Different Kind of Leadership,” delivered by Rev. Paul Rock.

Great second sermon in the new series.

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"Jesus, the Pope, and a Protestant Walk into a Bar…"

Every week, Pope Francis’ unconventional approach and vision for reshaping the Catholic church creates headlines around the world. In this new six-week sermon series, beginning Sunday, January 19, we will have a conversation about what the spirit of Christ might be saying to the Larger Church and our common call to live our faith “on the streets.”

I think there will be some interesting discussions that come out of this, so I’m just going to leave it here, in case it’s something you might be interested in. (I will admit to being a Pope Francis fangirl, and as a Presbyterian, I dig the thinkiness of the Jesuits.)

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