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Vipers, Adders, and the Promise of Peace

When I was working on my doctorate, for a class project I created a map of wars for the preceding century. I don’t remember the specifics of the project, but I spent hours placing small dot stickers every place in … Continue reading

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Follower or Friend?

I’ve probably said it before and I’m saying it again:  I do not understand hatred and bigotry. Nor do I understand violence in any form but particularly as a means of problem solving. Every time I hear a statement that … Continue reading

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A Bit of Hope and Comfort

Because I work in a psychiatric hospital I am frequently asked, “Why did God do this to me?” Similarly, many patients will say, “God hates me!” They ask this question or believe that God hates them because they have mental … Continue reading

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A Tough Thought… or Two

By word of warning, this week’s lectionary contains complex theology. Here’s my attempt at distillation… This week I find myself strangely drawn to Abraham. It’s not his parenting skills I admire for sure. Last week we read how he exhiled … Continue reading

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Bidding Prayer for the First Sunday of Advent – Hope

Come, let us pray for Church throughout the world.             People may quietly voice their prayers God of the wakeful and the exhausted, we lift our prayers to you in the light of hope. As we begin our preparations to … Continue reading

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