Category Archives: Faith

springtime talk

I managed to get my talk written yesterday afternoon and evening as my spouse and son talked computers and then played out the final match-up of the family chess tournament my son orchestrated. (His dad won, but the newly 12-year-old … Continue reading

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assignment: springtime

I was asked to speak at a women’s club tomorrow. The theme or topic is Springtime. At the time I said yes, I thought it was a great topic for this moment, but I haven’t had much chance to think … Continue reading

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star words and inaugurations

We did star words just this week. My word is celebration. I liked it from the moment I heard it. I will have a half-century birthday this year, so celebration seems appropriate (not sure whether we will be in pandemic … Continue reading

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Epiphany. The Magi make it to the child Jesus, but not before stopping by and seeing Herod. Herod, a leader terrified of losing power. This year, Epiphany may be more about Herod than about the Magi or the baby. Last … Continue reading

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Tonight we went to see GodSpell at the community college where I teach. It was really good. And it’s so faithful to the scripture. When explaining it to the kids, I told them it was the Gospel of Matthew sort … Continue reading

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a wrinkle in time (more or less)

Spoiler Alert: herein I talk about the movie and some differences between the film and the book, so if you haven’t seen it and want to judge it for yourself, do wait to read this. (I wrote this Thursday night, … Continue reading

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where to begin?

A week ago (was it just a week ago?!?), I led a joy-filled and noisy “Review-of-the-Year” service of scripture and hymns while my colleague was on vacation. We did it on Advent 1 instead of Christ the King because we … Continue reading

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short and sweet and spirit-filled

NaBloPoMo Day 15: Something quick… a YouTube share, a picture, a haiku.. Short and Sweet Sunday. Yesterday we talked about a service ready before Friday A sermon about Hannah and our individual sorrows songs and liturgy already set could they … Continue reading

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give us peace

NaBloPoMo Day 14: Write a prayer for Japan or Beirut or Paris or Syria or Houston or Pyongyang… put the words out for all to see, even if your words are that you have no words. I am reminded of … Continue reading

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the scariest house

We met up with church friends last night and took the kids trick-or-treating. We came to one house where the people were wearing camouflage and had a display board up on a table with candy in front of it. We … Continue reading

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