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
You can listen to my Coming Home sermon on podcast or from the website. The reading was Luke 15:11-32. Enjoy!
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
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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
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 :)
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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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
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
I realize that my posting volume has dropped again, and I'm sure it's making some of you twitchy - wondering if I'll claim to be running out for a pack of otter pops and then disappear for another nin