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Making history this morning (in Portsmouth)

A strip of woodland behind my house separates us from the high school and, as long as my children crossed the graveyard and made the treeline by the time to bell began to ring, they were in class in time … Continue reading

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Eulogy for the Eighth Victim

We have prayers and tears and an ache of the heart for all hopes lost for every one who is grieving Alton and Philandro, Brent and Michael, Patrick, Michael and Lorne, and a prayer for the eighth victim, the one … Continue reading

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Lament for America, Weeping for Dallas

We light candles, we grieve. and we are afraid. The cross rises in this land, when two pieces of sorrow come together — The loss of black lives and the violent reprisal against the innocent always the innocent, this time … Continue reading

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A Lament for America

Were you there when they killed in Baton Rouge? Did you see Alton Sterling on the ground? O … o …o …o this is the land of crucifixion. Were you there when our hands were red with blood? Were you … 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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