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Sermon for Jan 15: Which Jesus? (or: thoughts on the gospel and the Inauguration Clergy Line-Up)

Lamb of God, you take away the sin of the world. Have mercy on us. Amen.

If I had to pick a favorite, I would say it is the gospel of John.   1,608 more words

Steam Powered New Year’s Resolutions

Tis the season for New Year’s resolutions. However, this January demands more creativity than losing weight or exercising more. In a playful yet pointedly serious way, I penned my resolutions for 2017: 508 more words



Above All.

“You are from below; I am from above,” claims Jesus. “You are of this world; I am not of this world. I told you that you would die in your sins; if you do not believe that I am the one I claim to be, you will indeed die in your sins” (John 8:23,24). 807 more words

Reflections on MLK Day (2017)

What would

Martin say

if he saw

the state

of the people

he died for


-Trista Daniell


January 16, 2017

​Quote from the “I Have a Dream” Speech:

“We will not be satisfied until ‘justice rolls down like waters and righteousness like a mighty stream.'” … 6 more words


Southwest of Salem.

These documentaries are the stuff of modern horror movies.  Innocents are wrongfully convicted of child sexual abuse and incarcerated and mistreated. No matter what evidence they provide to show their accusers wrong, no matter what lies and falsehoods they can reveal, the legal machinery rolls on as they see the world of reason, logic and justice desert them as they descend further and further into their nightmare. 232 more words

MLK Jr. Inspiration

The current incarnation of my writing career began in earnest on the weekend of MLK Jr. day, 2008. Nine years ago, when a dear friend wondered aloud why we celebrate that day with sales instead of reflection. 31 more words