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The Root of the Matter?

As spring finally, slowly, eased into town, I was thrilled to get back to my garden, ready to try my novice hand at another year of vegetables.  But there was a problem that I’d been pondering all winter.  For the … Continue reading

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Our Stuff and God’s Work

I’m a collector. I have been all my life. From baseball cards to stamps, from books to vinyl records I have always been in the thrall of one collection or another. I say this by way of admitting that I … Continue reading

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Parades

Compared to high school bands of today, my high school marching band was very simple.  We marched in one parade each year – the Memorial Day Parade.   We spent a couple of weeks every spring learning to march in a … Continue reading

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Practicing Resurrection

We are in the liturgical season of Easter.  What does that mean? To me it means that we are “practicing resurrection.” It means that we are called to be an “Easter people.”  Let me explain. Recently our lectionary reading was … Continue reading

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Persistent Faith

“Now faith is the assurance of things hoped for, the conviction of things not seen.” – Hebrews 11:1 “Faithless is he that says farewell when the road darkens.” ― J.R.R. Tolkien After the tragic and frightening events in Charlottesville last … Continue reading

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Too Many Martyrs

“Too many martyrs and too many dead. Too many lies, too many empty words were said. Too many times for too many angry men. Oh let it never be again.” -Phil Ochs On Wednesday of last week, many of us … Continue reading

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Honest Patriotism

At the 223rd General Assembly of the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) in 2018, the Advisory Committee on Social Witness Policy will present a resolution for consideration entitled “Honest Patriotism.”  The draft of this resolution can be found here.  Building on Donald … Continue reading

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