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Begats …

The Bible inventories the lineage of things ranging up and down the line, parent and child, naming the way hope is passed on, because no matter how difficult life can be we claim there’s birth and that it is always … Continue reading

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To be American in 2017

It’s the week before the election and I know I will be away, but it is also the day after the storm and power is out in City Hall. There are voting booths in the hall and when I pull … Continue reading

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A humble suggestion for the ICE authorities

Let’s make an honest woman out of the Statue of Liberty, so she is no longer the hooker in the harbor. Let’s sing not just “This Land is My Land,” but also, “this Land is your Land” and really mean … Continue reading

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Apocalypse 2017, poem by Stephen Price

These are just the kinds of times that call forth the inspiration of apocalyptic writing. Stephen Price, frequent contributor here is channeling the essence of this form — not of prophesy but of description of the times. Try reading it … Continue reading

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War Games, a poem by Carol Hallman

Shall we play a game? How about Anyone for global thermonuclear war? I have nukes Can arm missiles Mine are bigger Badder stronger Face my fire and fury If you dare Wouldn’t you prefer a nice game of chess? How … Continue reading

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For Guam, a reflection on Psalm 132

God chooses Guam, southernmost of the Marianas, largest land in Micronesia. between coral reef and Mount Lamlam, the lightning mountain. This is God’s resting place where the tectonic plates clash, the typhoons blow, the fish dance and there is beauty … Continue reading

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For my Indonesian friends facing deportation, Matthew 14: 22-33

(from the one small church I love, Maranatha Indonesian, UCC, 18 people will be taken by October. More than 50 will be deported from Seacoast New Hampshire alone and these are certainly not the first. Some have been placed in … Continue reading

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