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Sinkholes and the "Divine Presence"

I’m reading Leaving Church by Barbara Brown Taylor. From Chapter 7:

I know plenty of people who find God most reliably in books, in buildings, and even in other people. 258 more words

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Lessons from Lists, Liturgy and the Velveteen Rabbit

I was born a Back-Row Baptist. Is that an offensive term? I mean it in completely endearing sort of way! I love that I grew up ABC (American Baptist Convention. 2,028 more words


Reading for Preaching

Not long ago, Layne introduced me to a little book by Cornelius Plantinga Jr. called Reading for Preaching.  I find the idea excellent and am glad that Plantinga puts words to the idea.  495 more words

A Blessing For Small Town America

For the last 32 months I have been a pastor in a Northwest, logging town of 1700 people.  There are small towns and then there is where I live, which is dinky. 826 more words

On Narrating The Kingdom

Forty Days a Pilgrim

Wouldn’t it be wonderful to embark on a Lenten pilgrimage? Here’s my plan:

In the Middle Ages, pilgrimages were popular. A group of people who may or may not have known each other ahead of time gathered, traveled together, stopped at shrines/altars to offer prayers of beseeching or thanksgiving. 327 more words

"True. Healing."

Date: February 8th, 2015 (Epiphany 5)

Message Delivered at: The United Church of Underhill (UCC and UMC)

Key Text(s): Selected Gospel readings on the healing of Jesus… 8 more words


A Lenten Liturgy: Walking into Darkness

Mandy England Cole and I have published a Lenten liturgy for 2015.  The liturgy includes a reading from Barbara Brown Taylor’s book Learning to Walk in the Dark… 173 more words

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