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With Mary, Rejoice!

A Sermon for 17 December 2017 – Third Sunday of Advent

A reading from the gospel of Luke 1:26-55.  I trust these verses will sound familiar to most of us.  1,892 more words


Putting the Puzzle Together

I don’t know why it was the 15th move that did it, but the 15th move really kicked my butt. First of all, the answer to the question I alway get is, no. 638 more words


2017 ESR Ministry of Writing Colloquium

Earlham School of Religion’s “Ministry of Writing Colloquium” Keynote speaker is Barbara Brown Taylor.

It is going to be a good colloquium with many practical workshops. 1,861 more words


Afraid of Being Afraid

In Richard Beck’s book, The Slavery of Death, he makes a case from Scripture, theology, and psychology that in our broken, post-Fall experience, much of our human endeavor is driven by the fear of death. 711 more words

good christian? bad christian? why read scripture?

“ryan, i feel like a bad christian when…” two university students used that phrase with me within the same week last spring. both confessing christians in berkeley, each confessed to me that their actions make them feel less than christian, somehow. 2,769 more words

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Light and Shadow

“Salmon Berry Blossom on Black Water” Lynn Schooler

The impetus for this post was the beauty of our solar eclipse with its dramatic changes of light. 248 more words

The Gate of Heaven is Everywhere! Episode 13

The Invisible Web of Divinity[1]

Last night we celebrated my 60th birthday in a James Taylor concert. I found myself mesmerized by the experience of singing treasured songs along with thousands of people. 789 more words

Contemplative Wisdom