Monthly Archives: February 2010

Changed, Transformed

If I ask you to tell me a favorite memory of an event that changed your perspective on something, perhaps a cherished recollection from time you spent with your grandparents, or something special that happened while you were praying in … Continue reading

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Back to the Wilderness…

Lent, in case you didn’t know, is not mentioned in the Bible.  The earliest Christians, in the first few decades after the death of Jesus, did not have such a season either.  It’s true that they valued self-denial and penance as … Continue reading

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Ash Wednesday Homily

(This is the text of the sermon given on Ash Wednesday by Rev. Julia Goodall and myself at our combined service.) There are some who say that liberal or progressive Christian churches don’t believe in sin, that we never talk … Continue reading

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Luke’s Beatitudes

Centuries of Christians have comfort in the words of the Beatitudes: “Blessed are they who…”, and I would go so far as to suggest that none of us is left unaffected by these words when we hear them read.  But, … Continue reading

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Wanna go fishin’?

Having been raised in Wisconsin by an accountant and a city-girl homemaker, the only occasions I had to go fishing were with my friends or their families during the summer.  Mind you, I never actually wanted to eat anything I … Continue reading

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