Monthly Archives: June 2015

For Same-Sex Marriage, from Argentina

I am seeking a translation — I will add when I receive one.Ask and I have received! from Jocelyn Gardner Spencer — many thanks! What love has joined together That which love has joined together shall not be separated by … Continue reading

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Resources for Same-Sex Marriage

For folks in the United States where same gender loving marriage was affirmed last week by the Supreme Court, a book I published with Dr. Leanne McCall Tigert for Pilgrim Press, Cleveland, Ohio, (2010) may be of assistance. All Whom … Continue reading

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The Letter to the Romans and the Confederate Flag

Take down the damn flag! I hear Paul, an apostle with whom I am in a love-aggravate relationship, whisper to me in the night. As long as one person sees more than red fabric, sees the idol – racism, and … Continue reading

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Reflection on Proverbs 31 and announcing a new book

Rosalie Sugrue of Aotearoa / New Zealand has a wonderful new novel available this week! Please see the ordering information beneath her gift of a reflection that so subtly makes Proverbs 31 inclusive. It is this journey — within faith … Continue reading

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Yosemite

I travel to Yosemite in spite of skeleton trees blackened by the rim of the world fire, in spite of waterfalls drought-thin from lack of snow melt. I say to my questioning friends – no, I am not a tourist. … Continue reading

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July 4, 2015 … Some worship resources, without the jingo

I offer some worship resources for people in the United States who are less than happy with the twisting of a celebration about freedom into a championing of an unthinking and uncritical nationalism. I always find that there is a … Continue reading

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Two more for Mother Emanuel AME Zion

Two more poetic gifts for Mother Emanuel. This first is from Carol Hallman Mother Emanuel AME Zion-Charleston It is a historic place Words of freedom and justice Hope and love poured forth from her pulpit (And still do) Abernathy spoke … Continue reading

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Matthew 5: 10-11 for Emanuel African Methodist Episcopal Church

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness sake, and for the sake of being a welcoming church, and for the sake of God’s beautiful palette of brown and black skin, and for the sake of a history of sorrow, … Continue reading

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Sunday’s Coming

Todd Jenkins writes a prayer for clergy colleagues and friends who regularly prepare to lead worship, week after week.  Lord, it’s Wednesday again, and even though the weight of last Sunday has scarcely been lifted from us, next Sunday is barreling … Continue reading

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Telling about the day

He’s in a compression vest. The ALS has taken so much away he needs the help for breathing. But he wants to tell her what had happened to make today a precious day. “A sparrow …” and that was all … Continue reading

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