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Voice still and small

A tid bit of irony. I am preaching at Soulful Sundown this Friday on vocation...vocare (voice, calling) and I lost my voice on Tuesday night. My spin: Finding one's voice through the multiplicity of v

10/05/2006 07:03:00 AM

Leaves from the Notebook of an Untamed Cynic (Site / Info)

Psalm 1 Happiness

Happy are they who know good and do good. Their love for the good feeds them continually. They are like trees planted near the river, whose roots go deep and wide. They thrive, bear fruit in season, a

09/29/2006 06:38:00 PM

Psalms for A New World (Site / Info)

inner peace

Psalm 2 The Paths of Love and Justice

Why are the nations in an uproar? Why do the peoples mutter and threaten? Why do the rich plot with the powerful? They are rebelling against the demands of Love and Justice. God laughs, cries, and say

09/29/2006 06:32:00 PM

Psalms for A New World (Site / Info)

justice Love

We're live and podcasting!

You can listen to my Coming Home sermon on podcast or from the website. The reading was Luke 15:11-32. Enjoy!

09/27/2006 11:11:00 AM

Leaves from the Notebook of an Untamed Cynic (Site / Info)

Psalm 3 Doubts

Doubts arise within me. I call myself foolish and my faith, “wishful thinking.” No lightning! Instead, a warmth in my heart when I see what could be Your work in others and in myself. and a certain co

09/25/2006 05:33:00 PM

Psalms for A New World (Site / Info)

doubt

Miniature Earth

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09/25/2006 04:56:00 PM

Leaves from the Notebook of an Untamed Cynic (Site / Info)

Psalm 4 Crying Out

I cry out to you in my anguish, O God. I have tried to be good. I have blown on the embers of the faith I have found. I have learned to pray and to trust. I ask you for better times, but more urgently

09/24/2006 05:04:00 PM

Psalms for A New World (Site / Info)

In Preparation...

Sept 18th is Talk Like a Pirate Day Get Ready! My intense childhood study has prepared me for this day in adulthood. Compare for yourself :)

09/17/2006 07:40:00 PM

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Not a good sign

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09/12/2006 07:04:00 PM

Leaves from the Notebook of an Untamed Cynic (Site / Info)

Questions AND Answers

Remember in Monty Python and the Holy Grail when Arthur and the knights come upon the Bridgekeeper who must pose three questions before they can continue their search for the Grail? Lancelot is asked

08/12/2006 08:11:00 AM

Ask A Rev (Site / Info)

Why Ask A Rev???

Why "Ask A Rev"? I routinely get emails, phone calls and visits from people who have questions about religion, the bible and ethics. In the church I serve I do an annual "Question Box Sermon" where I

08/11/2006 12:18:00 PM

Ask A Rev (Site / Info)

The Faith to Fail

Faith is a powerful force. It offers direction. It inspires confidence. It can give one, in the words of one popular personality, "the strength to do what needs to be done." All of this assumes we hav

08/10/2006 06:43:00 AM

Freely In Faith (Site / Info)

Is Faith Funny?

A Priest, a Rabbi and a Faith Healer walk into a bar… This template for a joke (actually many jokes, you take it from there) arose when a trusted colleague advised me to let my sense of humor come thr

08/07/2006 07:10:00 AM

Freely In Faith (Site / Info)

Where Does Faith's Horizon Beckon?

I have begun to feel faith making demands that pull me in new directions. I have tried to live into the demands faith makes on me--but I generally focus witting the horizons of the covenanted communit

08/04/2006 01:15:00 PM

Freely In Faith (Site / Info)

Is There Faith Without Risk?

Yesterday I had someone tell me that their life scared them. This person, an intelligent and friendly, passionate and outgoing woman, has been thrust into an adventure in the attempt to make her life

08/03/2006 06:35:00 AM

Freely In Faith (Site / Info)

How Free The Faith

The title of this Web Log implies something of a contradiction. "Freely" invokes freedom and liberty. I have spent a lot of time asking what further realities "Faith" evokes. In an interesting way Fai

08/02/2006 05:51:00 AM

Freely In Faith (Site / Info)

HIV Discrimination?

Here's another one of those stories that seems sort of reasonable at first: A federal judge this week dismissed an HIV discrimination lawsuit brought last year by an AIDS activist against the former o

07/11/2006 08:39:00 PM

Respectful of Otters (Site / Info)

Trauma is "Easy?"

This post is a collaboration between Respectful of Otters and Idealistic Pragmatist.Think of the most terrified you've ever been. Heart pounding, mouth dry, sweat beading on your forehead, muscles loc

07/08/2006 11:21:00 AM

Respectful of Otters (Site / Info)

Friday Baby Blogging

I like this picture because it conveys a rare hint of her inner life. Mostly, at 15 months, everything is right there on the surface.She's had a rough week with her Papa away. I thought she might cry

07/07/2006 08:55:00 PM

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Putting The Pieces Together

Steven Green, the former U.S. soldier arrested yesterday for the rape of a young Iraqi woman and the murder of her entire family, received a medical discharge from the service based on a diagnosis of

07/07/2006 12:34:00 PM

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