Monthly Archives: May 2014

Speaking in Tongues in the United States

It is coming Pentecost and I hear all the beautiful ruined voices I’ve loved – an old preacher cracking the gospel open in some dusty July tent, and a blues singer in a cheap bar belting her untrained red throat … Continue reading

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June, Ode’imin Giizis “heart-berry moon”

It is rare that I publish one writer two days in a row, but there was some serendipity this week. I post on Thursdays from “international” writers — my personal point of reference being the United States. Some of these … Continue reading

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What Wood Jesus Do

Occasionally Matthew Stevens sends in a reflection to share. Often they have been about the contemporary faith landscape in Canada. Today’s is a biblical reflection … From time-to-time I’ve mused upon the appropriateness of Jesus being allegedly born into the … Continue reading

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Ascension

Sent to me this morning by Dee Ledger, this remarkable poem speaks on so many levels. Standing at her bedside, the nurse explains when a body dies, the extremities begin to turn mottled. Carefully, she slowly peels back the bed … Continue reading

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Pentecost liturgy From the Psalms to the Cloud

Some short pieces of liturgy as we look ahead to Pentecost: Call to Worship, Pentecost One: Holy Spirit come Add voice two: Send your flame as you did before Add voice three: To set our hearts on fire for you … Continue reading

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Confession from Isaiah 6 for the United States

Woe unto me, for I am a person of unclean silence and I live among a people of unclean guns. We keep listening to the weeping of parents – today they weep in Santa Barbara, but we do not comprehend. … Continue reading

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Prayer of Celebration

God, I celebrate the yet-to-be. God, I celebrate the dangerous yet-to-be, I celebrate the unpredictable, uncontrollable, imaginary yet-to-be — for thanksgiving is just commentary on provenance-proven good-things, my well-adjusted second half of life go-to prayer, flavored with self-congratulation for being … Continue reading

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