A thought experiment

Let’s play with a scenario. Imagine a situation in which I am driving down a street I have never been before. On this street there are structures that I’m not familiar with. They look far different from what I am used to. I come to one of these structures...
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Prayer for March 30, 2022

Prayer for March 30, 2022: Please pray with me. God of all peoples, we invented the concept of race in order to separate and divide, to rank, and to determine worth and value. And then we twisted you into it in order to offer divine endorsement over what we...
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Race in America and in the church

I watch an episode of “The Problem with Jon Stewart” the other day. It was called “The Problem with White People.” You can watch the episode through this link. If the language bothers you more than the situation around race in America, then you are missing the point. I...
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Prayer for March 29, 2022

Prayer for March 29, 2022: Please pray with me. God who made us in your image, I wonder what you think about partisanship – what you really think? In many ways our current version of partisanship has replaced religious belief. Many people so closely identity with their political party...
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Partisanship

This is part confession of what I have been guilty of in the past. I was set free from it awhile ago and I’m grateful for that. Some clarification might help for this post. It’s ok to be a member of a political party. There are good reasons to...
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Prayer for March 28, 2022

Prayer for March 28, 2022: Please pray with me. God of movement, move within us. Your Spirit flows through, help us to make room within us for your Spirit. Often the Spirit doesn’t match our plans. Are we so concerned with having everything under control, especially our control, that...
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Prayer for March 24, 2022

Prayer for March 24, 2022: Please pray with me. God who creates and adapts, work within us. Move us from our desire for status quo. Move us from our need to control. Move us to an openness and imaginative state where we are open to possibility. You are a...
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