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Guest Post for Martin Luther King Jr. Day by Vahisha Hasan

The Living Psalms Project of the United Church of Christ invites a team of writers to interpret and share the Psalm for the Revised Common Lectionary each week as it speaks to justice. Vahisha Hasan is the writer for this … Continue reading

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Remembering Christopher Tolkien

All we have to decide is what to do with the time that is given us.” JRR Tolkien We remember Christopher Tolkien, a boy who heard the Father Christmas letters, wondering what would happen next to the North Polar Bear … Continue reading

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Reflection on the impact of the Australian wildfires on the land by Rev. Carol Hallman

Carol Hallman shared this poem with her congregation and with us as well. Kookaburra sits on the old gum tree, Merry merry king of the bush is he. Laugh, Kookaburra, laugh, Kookaburra, How gay your life must be! My heart … Continue reading

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An Update from Australia by Christine MacDowell and a Prayer for the Animals there

Christine MacDowell sent this note as a “comment” on the blog but I think that it is important enough to be a post so that everyone can read it. Many thanks to her and ongoing prayers for the situation. Maren, … Continue reading

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Letter from Malkhaz Songulashvili, from Iran

A friend of mine Baptist Archbishop from the Republic of Georgia, Malkhaz Songulashvili wrote from Iran: Dear Friends, All these days since the New Year Bishop Ilia, a colleague of mine, and myself have been traveling in Iran on ourregular … Continue reading

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Renewing our Baptism

In Puerto Rico, the old baptizer’s saints day is the greatest of celebrations. On Fiesta de San Juan Bautista, people gather at the beaches and at midnight the walk backward into the ocean and let themselves fall. This is my … Continue reading

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Prayer for Puerto Rico

God, for the beauty of Puerto Rico, for the whispers of taíno heritage, for dawn over water, for mountains and shores for the royal poinciana on the hills, the song of the coqui, the orchids and parrots, we give thanks. … Continue reading

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