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Praising God in a Time of Genocide?

Oct 22, 2023 | Megan Ramer, Narrative Lectionary - Year 2, Sermons

Is God a megalomaniac who needs our praise? Or do we praise God because WE need it? And what about those of us who struggle with “praise” given our religious histories? Or those of us who quite simply value being thoughtful, critical, reasonable, and intelligent creatures not prone to the frenetic religious fanaticism we might associate with “praise” of God? Even if we can find our way to a meaningful and reclaimed practice of praising God, how on earth are we meant to do this – or even consider this – in a time of genocide and ethnic-cleansing in Gaza?? Pastor Megan posits that perhaps this is precisely the time we are meant to praise God. “How? Why?? WHAT???” If these are your questions, tune in and see if you get there too. Be in touch with your own thoughts!



Megan M Ramer



Narrative Lectionary, Year 2, Fall



Hymn: VT 95 Praise the Lord, Sing Hallelujah. Based on Psalm 148; The Book of Psalms, 1871; adapt. William J. Kirkpatrick (USA), ca. 1893, alt. Public Domain. Permission to podcast the music in this service obtained from One License with license #A-726929. All rights reserved.

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