Category Archives: Worship and Spirituality

Plague, Prayer, and Possibility

The pestilence raging all around us takes our memories back to the influenza epidemic of 1918 and beyond that to the plagues of 14th century Europe that killed off one-third of the population. For those of us who read a … Continue reading

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Sanctuary — For Guns?

In the midst of our enormous efforts to hold our Republic together around its founding principles and values, a movement, fostered by the gun industry and its lobbies, has arisen to get local governmental bodies to resist and not enforce … Continue reading

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The Worship at the Heart of Liberation

Each year our church seeks out 40 people from the congregation to write a brief meditation to help people follow a discipline of reflection during Lent—the forty weekdays leading to Holy Week and Easter. I was on this year’s list … Continue reading

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Whose Apocalypse?

Australia is burning. It’s been burning even from the beginning of its springtime. The fires will not relent for some months to come. And then California and parts of other western states will take their turn before the fire of … Continue reading

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