Justice and the Bin Laden Assassination
By Walt Herbert

June 14, 2011

“Justice was done,” declared President Obama, in his 60 Minutes interview about the assassination of Osama Bin Laden: “Anyone who would question that the perpetrator of mass murder on American soil didn’t deserve what he got, needs to have his head examined.” Those who question the justice of this act are thereby expelled from the […]

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Jim Rigby’s June 5th Sermon

June 5, 2011

The audio of Jim Rigby’s June 5th sermon “From Righteousness to Justice” is now available on St. Andrew’s main site: www.staopen.com/sermons A couple of quotes: “We are interconnected in a very deep and profound way. We humans — we living beings — are interconnected at a very profound level. And when we pull back from […]

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Shut Up and Pray by Jim Rigby

May 4, 2011

Some years ago “shut up and sing” became a rallying cry for those who believe artists should remain silent on political issues. “Art is about beauty,” the syllogism goes, “therefore, artists should focus on their craft and leave the ugly details of politics to those who know best- the powerful rich.”

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Guest Post By Meredith Lancaster

April 27, 2011

OUR DAILY BREAD St Andrew’s has a theology that calls us away from relinquishing our lives to corporate control. Rather, we are challenged to live our lives with depth while celebrating God in one another. We, in so many ways, live what we talk. We go to rallies. We recycle. We provide food to the […]

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Easter Thoughts by Jim Rigby

April 26, 2011

There has been much tragedy in my life; at least half of it actually happened. – Mark Twain Easter is a strange time in the liturgical year. What is intended as a celebration of life gets mired in images of crosses, blood and crowns of thorn. Why does a story of rebirth consist of such […]

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Jim’s Easter Sermon Audio

April 24, 2011

You can listen to Jim’s Easter sermon “Love Wins” by going to St. Andrew’s main website: www.staopen.com Here’s a quote: Jim: “Most views of the atonement, I think, are very sick, and they leave you with an idea of God that you don’t want to worship. A lot of people have left religion and Christianity, […]

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Easter Tree? Yes!

April 24, 2011
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Around 1945, when he was just a young boy, Volker Kraft saw his very first Easter Tree (Eierbaum, Osterbaum or Ostereirbaum, in German), and decided he would have one of his very own, when he grew up. Time passed and young Volker became a married man, with a family and everything. But his childhood dream […]

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Event Reminder: James Galbraith

April 2, 2011

Sunday, April 3rd, 12:45 pm “The Great Crisis in the US and the World: Debt, Inequality, Fraud, and Oil” Economist James Galbraith will discuss the roots and consequences of the financial crash and the ongoing economic crisis. Galbraith, a professor in the University of Texas’ LBJ School of Public Affairs, is the author of The […]

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Sermon Videos

March 21, 2011

Hey, the video from Jim Rigby’s March 20th sermon is up. You can find it on St. Andrew’s main site, www.staopen.com/sermons. On that sermon page, you can find Mp3’s of sermons and also texts in pdf format. If you’d like to see our many videos all in one place, check out our Vimeo page: www.vimeo.com/staopen. […]

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“From Sect to Universal”

March 20, 2011

This is the title of Jim Rigby’s March 20th sermon at St. Andrew’s. We are called out of our small worlds. We are called out of our nations, our religions, and anything else that keeps us from seeing all the world as our family. An Mp3 of this sermon is now available on St. Andrew’s […]

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