Tag Archives: Religion and Spirituality

Tomorrow

Tomorrow would have been my daughter’s 36th birthday. It snuck up in me, busy as I’ve been. But a look at the calendar today, and that number 13 jumped out. Is it really May already? Are we here again? What … Continue reading

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The journey to our humanity

A reflection as we  begin Maundy Thursday Tonight we begin the worship service that stretches over these next three days and walks us anew through the death and resurrection of Jesus. This service not only sets before us the story … Continue reading

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Praying Good Friday

O thou who art the voice in the eternal silence, the light in the spreading darkness the warmth in the growing cold, the peace in the rising fear, the truth in the crowded confusion: Wounded, you heal. Broken, you restore. … Continue reading

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Ashen crosses and Jesus’ way of prayer

A Reflection on Ash Wednesday and the Lord’s Prayer The key texts for the reflection this Ash Wednesday were Isaiah 58:5-8 and Matthew 6:1-21. The Lord’s Prayer is the focus of our preaching during Lent this year. Daily verses and … Continue reading

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An eternal kindness

There is room in the heart of God for us all. Continue reading

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Christ among the faithful

Christ comes into the world among God’s faithful people. It is among God’s faithful that Christ is revealed. Continue reading

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Light for our darkness

We are not alone in the world. There is a heartbeat to the universe. There is a song of love and life at the heart of all existence. Continue reading

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Everlasting joy

While the children presented the Christmas story this morning in worship I wasn’t thinking about this election cycle or the troubles in the Middle East or the medical problems of family or the family problems of friends. There were just children in the spotlight dressed in sweetness and a deeply familiar story of Mary and Joseph, a journey to Bethlehem, and the heavens radiant with the song of angels. Continue reading

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The heartbeat of the world

: I understand the traditional language of the church and the doctrine of the Trinity. But those doctrinal formulations don’t really help us to distinguish this holy Spirit from all those other spirits and passions and self-deceptions driving the world. Continue reading

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Learning everything

Where does a child learn hate? I look at this picture of a young man before a Nazi war flag and I can’t help but wonder about the path that brought him there. What would it mean to be taught by God? What would it take for us, having learned all we know from the society around us, to start over to be instructed by the Holy Spirit? Continue reading

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