Archive | February, 2019

Gathering Complexity

Sermon: Gathering Complexity
Texts: Isaiah 56:1-8; 1 Corinthians 12:12-19
Date: February 24, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
          Let’s review the arc of this worship series on creativity, inspired by Troy Bronsik’s book Drawn In.  We have considered the first four “waves” of the divine creative process: Dreaming, Hovering, Risking, and Listening.  Today we’re on to Re-Integrating.  I had an easier time grasping the other words so far than I have had with this one, but I’ll take a whack at […]

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Hush, Hush, Somebody’s Calling

Sermon: Hush, Hush, Somebody’s Calling
Texts: Exodus 2:23-35; Psalm 18:1-6; Acts 16:6-15
Date: February 17, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
           I’m about to commence speaking.  Are you listening? 
          Listening is the word of the day. Troy Bronsik, the author of the book titled Drawn In that forms the basis of this worship series, identifies “Listening” as the fourth wave in the creative process.  He says that artists all have ways of listening to the material with which they are […]

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Cherishing Uncertainty

Sermon: Cherishing Uncertainty
Texts: Genesis 12:1-5a; Matthew 25:14-30
Date: February 10, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
          With a little shout-out to Anna Edmonds, who taught me to appreciate stories of the clever fool Mulla Nasrudin, a short-short story:  “One evening Nasrudin was stopped by a police officer.  The officer said, ‘This is a summons for driving through a Stop light.’  The Mulla said: ‘When I go to court, I shall ask for it to be balanced against all the times […]

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Creative Brooding

Sermon: Creative Brooding
Texts: Genesis 1:1-2 (several translations); Luke 4:1-13
Date: February 3, 2019
©Rev. Dee Eisenhauer, Eagle Harbor Congregational Church
 
          One of the most enchanting sounds in the world is the sound of the wings of birds in flight.  Do you agree?  Take a moment and see if you can recall that sound, wings displacing air.  Sometimes when birds are silent the whuff whuff of wind beneath wings is the only signal of a bird nearby.  I remember being startled and then […]

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