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Prayer for July 29, 2021

Prayer for July 29, 2021: Please pray with me. God of vision, you cast a vision over creation and invite us to participate in making it happen. Wow. Let’s just take that in for a moment. Your vision for how the world can be is incredible. It’s creative. It...
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Ideological fights are exhausting

Richard Rohr has a daily meditation. Recently he quoted Barbara Holmes, who had this to say: “Throughout recorded history people have subjugated, enslaved, and at times even exterminated one another. Sometimes these acts were committed in the name of a king or queen, other times in the name of...
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Popular and unpopular thoughts about enemies

Here’s the popular belief about enemies among Christians – that we are supposed to love them. Here’s the unpopular belief about enemies among Christians – That Jesus actually meant it. No really. We’re not just supposed to believe it, but actually do it. There’s a difference between what we...
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Prayer for July 28, 2021

Prayer for July 28, 2021: Please pray with me. God of all creation, you are Lord of all. We love to claim you as our own. But we seem to conveniently forget that our enemies also claim you. Oh, how we love to be the good guys who you...
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Review and Response to “Dear White Peacemakers”

This is a great book! Osheta Moore writes in a style that feels like she’s invited you into her living room and you are sitting down and sharing food and a drink with her. The book is addressed to White People and is full of encouragement, as well as...
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Prayer for July 27, 2021

Prayer for July 27, 2021: Please pray with me. God of shalom, come to us. Shalom is all about wholeness and completeness. It’s God’s imaginative creativeness. It is the kingdom of God. Shalom is about restoration. Shalom is about making things whole. It’s about justice and righteousness. It is...
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Prayer for July 21, 2021

Prayer for July 21, 2021: Please pray with me. God who creates value, do we value the same things you value? I don’t know. We claim to, but yet our society doesn’t seem to live into those values very well. We seem really good at making excuses. We are...
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Money

Is money different than other things? In one respect yes, money is unique. It’s not other stuff. Money represents value. But then again, so do other things. Time can represent value as well. Why does money often seem to be the thing that has a heavier weight in decision...
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Review and Response to “White Too Long”

The book “White Too Long” by Robert P. Jones is one of those books you don’t read lightly. The subtitle is “The Legacy of White Supremacy in American Christianity.” This is a powerful book from the aspect that it is quite uncomfortable to read – and for good reason....
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