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Yesterday we Rochesterians were enjoying our first warm spring day after a long and brutally cold winter season. Here at the University of Rochester campus, the students were out all over the quad, sporting tank tops, shorts and sandals and reveling in the warm air and the sunshine. Then, shortly after…Continue
This coming Sunday evening is the annual Academy Awards extravaganza and the film, Life of Pi is up for 11 of them. I read the book Life of Pi when it first came out ten years ago and loved it, especially the narrative of the protagonist’s journey through Hinduism, Christianity and Islam. I was somewhat reluctant to see the film because films almost always disappoint when the book was really good, but to my delight, this film is very nearly as good as the book. The Hindu…Continue
This is a sermon I will preach on the third Sunday of Advent to my Episcopal congregation in upstate New York. I believe the issue of gun control is one that affects all of us of whatever faith tradition, and is one around which we can and should all rally together. Our collective future is at stake.
“The Chaff is Burning – Quench the Fire!”, A Sermon preached by The Rev. Canon Dr. C. Denise Yarbrough on Sunday, December 16,…Continue
At a recent meeting of the Commission on Christian Jewish Relations (CCJR) here in Rochester, the members of the Commission were engaged in a painful and difficult discussion, arising out of the controversy that erupted over a letter, signed by leaders of fifteen Protestant religious denominations and organizations that was sent to Congress on October 5, 2012 asking that Israel be held accountable for monies sent to it by the United States in light of what the…Continue