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The Parables of Jesus: Sweet Stories or Sharp Sticks?

A Curious Faith will be on hiatus for July and August, but we’ll be back in September with thought-provoking posts from members and friends of Hudson River Presbytery. The Sunday adult education class at First Presbyterian Church of Yorktown has … Continue reading

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Present

This time of year, you can’t swing a cat without knocking a mortarboard off someone’s head.  Everywhere you turn are graduations: on your calendar, on Facebook, in the local papers, live-streamed on the web.  All the smiling, hopeful faces of … Continue reading

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The Playland Labyrinth

Not far from the church here in Rye is Playland, the county-owned amusement park on the shore of Long Island Sound.  Aside from being one of the oldest such parks in the country, it is perhaps most known for its … Continue reading

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On the Road to Damascus

Since March of this year, as in every year, a collection of individuals travel to Springer Mountain, GA to begin a five to seven month “Thru Hike” of the Appalachian Trail. This trail wanders across the tops of the ridges which … Continue reading

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A Tale of Four Churches

I lost my breath last Tuesday. As the first images of the fire at Notre-Dame de Paris came across my newsfeed, I was surprised by the depth of my grief. It is not a place that holds deep and abiding … Continue reading

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Unexpected Grace

I am a singer, and an amateur musician, which means I can play three instruments (I’m counting tambourine) just enough to be annoying. There’s often music playing in the office, or in the car, and when out and about I realize I’ve … Continue reading

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Winning Isn’t the Only Thing

“A miracle is when the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. A miracle is when one plus one equals a thousand.” ― Frederick Buechner So, the end came to Abbie’s (my daughter who plays college hockey) season … Continue reading

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