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Sunday, September 3, 2017, “Lessons Learned from Atheism”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved Listen to the message by clicking here or read the message below.   Some of you may know of the famous progressive evangelical speaker, writer and minister… Continue Reading →

Sunday, August 13, 2017, “Summer Poetry for Reflection: Patricia Smith and the Poem ‘Black, Poured Directly Into the Wound'”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved Listen to the Message here or read below:   Black, Poured Directly into the Wound BY PATRICIA SMITH Prairie winds blaze through her tumbled belly, and Emmett’s red… Continue Reading →

Sunday, August 6, 2017, “Summer Poems for Reflection: Emily Dickinson and the Poem ‘Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church'”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved Some Keep the Sabbath Going to Church BY EMILY DICKINSON Some keep the Sabbath going to Church – I keep it, staying at Home – With a… Continue Reading →

Sunday, July 23, 2017, Guest Speaker Cheryl Leksan, “What’s Your SuperPower?”

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Sunday, July 16, 2017, “Summer Songs for Inspiration: Ragtime Music & ‘The Entertainer’, by Scott Joplin”

You may recall that the song Les Tacy just played, “The Entertainer” was the title piece to the 1981 movie “Ragtime.”  It was based on a novel, with the same name, by E.L. Doctorow.  The movie and book were named… Continue Reading →

Sunday, July 9, 2017, “Summer Songs for Inspiration: ‘Summertime’ by George Gershwin”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved   Last Sunday, as a part of my July message series entitled “Summer Songs for Fun and Inspiration”, I examined the folk song “This Land is Your… Continue Reading →

Sunday, July 2, 2017, “Summer Songs for Fun and Inspiration: Woody Guthrie’s ‘This Land is Your Land'”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved To listen to this message, click here.  To read it, see below. The song “This Land is Your Land” was once seriously considered as our official national… Continue Reading →

Sunday, June 11, 2017, “Lessons from the Edge of Life”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved Most of you know that I’ve spent the past few weeks with my family in California as we watched my father slowly, and often in pain, slip… Continue Reading →

Sunday, May 14, 2017, “Our Search for Well-Being: the 8 Pillars of Joy”

(c) Rev. Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved I made a vow many years ago not to devote Sunday services to celebrate Mother’s or Father’s Day.  There are simply too many good people who… Continue Reading →

Sunday, May 7, 2017, “Our Search for Well-Being: The Obstacles to Joy”

(c) Doug Slagle, Minister to the Gathering at Northern Hills, All Rights Reserved I have spoken before about my admiration for Victor Frankl, the holocaust survivor and author of the book Man’s Search for Meaning.  His theory for how to… Continue Reading →

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