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First Church of Christ- Woodbridge CT

The First Church of Christ Church’s website from Woodbridge appears very open and progressive.  The homepage states that they are “open and affirming” with a picture of the ‘Christ is still speaking comma’ featured in rainbow colors.   282 more words

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The blog post I’m not supposed to write

I wish I could find the article, or at least remember it better. It included tips for bloggers—I think specifically for pastors. All I remember is the suggestion that when trying to decide whether to weigh in on a particular hot topic issue, we should ask ourselves two questions: Am I an expert on the topic? 849 more words

Advent Day #8: Peace Candle

Today we lit the Peace Candle. My title was “Peace? When? Where?” The scripture used was: Isaiah 40: 1-11,  Mark 1:1-8 and II Peter 3:8-15a When we were living just outside of Jamestown, I spent a few years serving on some of the boards of the North Dakota Conference, now known as the Northern Plains Conference. 1,764 more words

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Advent Sunday 1: Hope

Ah yes, the candle today was Hope. James and Paulina did the Advent thing for us this morning. Perhaps it was selfish of me to use them first, but I did, and that is how it was. 2,006 more words

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Who was "Isaiah"? The politics of prophecy

It may not be possible to “understand” Isaiah, since the texts we have were likely written over a span of hundreds of years. But I think it is possible to see themes that the various writers of Isaiah texts developed over the years. 369 more words


Thankful #23: But for the Grace of God

Today’s sermon was titled on Wednesday, and last night I was struggling to make it fit. I finally realized as I was sharing it today, that it couldn’t fit. 1,795 more words

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Christian Right Undermines Marriage Equality With Religious Supremacism

Article by Frederick Clarkson, PRA, Oct. 29, 2014. Re-posted to In Perspective by Al Bratton, Nov. 11, 2014.

Link: http://www.politicalresearch.org/2014/10/29/christian-right-undermines-marriage-equality-with-religious-supremacism/

Part 1.

As Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr., once said, “The arc of the moral universe is long, but it bends toward justice.” That vision of history’s progression has been well illustrated by the past year’s landslide of advances for marriage equality. 

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