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Downsizing a Library

When I had the privilege of presiding at the wedding of a seminary president and a professor of Homiletics, both dear friends, I told them, in the homily, that I wasn’t nearly as concerned about the long-time viability of their relationship as I was about how in the world they would manage the challenge of combining two large personal libraries. 896 more words


'An Altar in the World: Finding the Sacred Beneath our Feet' by Barbara Brown Taylor

Barbara Brown Taylor is an episcopal priest, author, teacher, and theologian. Despite making Time’s 100 most influential people in the world list, she is one of the most honest, humble, and down-to-earth preachers ever. 378 more words


A mindul afternoon lifts the fog and brings calm

I had several hours of calm and clearness today.  Not seconds or minutes, but hours.  That is significant, and unexpected.  But it happened.  I had a few hours of not despising myself, or feeling guilty for this or that.  580 more words


Darkness, can I learn to live in it?

Some people have rough lives.  The shit just never stops.  The darkness is perpetual.  The hurting never stops.  I have a few of these people in my life.  1,019 more words


One Life

16 November 2014 sermon — Matthew 25:14-30

DISCLAIMER: I believe sermons are meant to be heard. They are the word proclaimed in a live exchange between God and the preacher, and the preacher and God, and the preacher and the people, and the people and the preacher, and the people and God, and God and the people. 1,901 more words


November's Rhythm

Listening to the beat within and diving deeper into the pulse of all the things. Observing November’s rhythm – which is calling for new eyes to notice all the shifting altars. 110 more words

Honoring The Medicine

Barbara Brown Taylor: Round Two


Barbara Brown Taylor returns to the show to discuss why she will not watch her interview with Oprah, who would play her in a movie,  introverted pastors, disappointment with God, transformation and translation, worrying and praying, the troubling word “sin” and… 6 more words

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