Which Torch Will You Carry?

Which Torch Will You Carry?

Will we carry the torches of hate or the torch of Lady Liberty?

I'd Like an Ugly, Violent Bible Story, Please

I'd Like an Ugly, Violent Bible Story, Please

The ugly, violent, and unjust stories can serve as an stepping stool to the throne of Grace when your own honest emotions and experience are reflected there.

Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box: Opening Up to a Limitless Faith

Blowing the Lid Off the God-Box: Opening Up to a Limitless Faith

God is bigger than your box...don't close it!

You Are Not Alone

You Are Not Alone

Christianity isn't about abstract hope; it is about embodied hope. 

On Rites and Symbols

On Rites and Symbols

A divorced, Scottish Protestant Clergywoman anoints an Irish Catholic Cardinal.

God With Skin On: Finding God's Love in Human Relationships

God With Skin On: Finding God's Love in Human Relationships

You may be the only Jesus some people ever meet.  

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John 8:7 "If any one of you is without sin, let him be the first to throw a stone at her."

The process of selecting a Supreme Court justice, who serves on the bench for life, is critical to our nation’s health and stability. It’s one of those things we simply must get right. Maybe because the pressure to get it right is so great, we always seem to get a little crazy when that time comes around, although we’re not always crazy in the same way.

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So tomorrow is Mother's Day. I have a lengthy church speaking gig, so I will not be with Mother. And because of the rift with my stepfather, I now have very mixed feelings about going on days when he is likely to be there.

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1 Kings 21:15 “As soon as Jezebel heard that Naboth had been stoned to death, she said to Ahab, "Get up and take possession of the vineyard of Naboth the Jezreelite that he refused to sell you. He is no longer alive, but dead."

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Luke 9:24 “For those who want to save their life will lose it, and those who lose their life for my sake will save it.”

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It's been quite awhile since I've posted, but not for want of activity. Things have been over the top in issues surrounding Mother's care, but they have been issues with another family member so I am not at liberty to write about them in a public blog. At such a time, I hope that Mother is as unaware as she seems. She was always so precise and organized, especially on financial matters, that she would have a cow if she understood.

In any case, I will only say that I am now the guardian of her estate. We'll leave it there.

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Luke 13:10-13 “Now he was teaching in one of the synagogues on the Sabbath. And just then there appeared a woman with a spirit that had crippled her for eighteen years. She was bent over and was quite unable to stand up straight. When Jesus saw her, he called her over and said, ‘Woman, you are set free from your ailment.’ When he laid his hands on her, immediately she stood up straight and began praising God.”

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Romans 5:8 “But God proves his love for us in that while we still were sinners Christ died for us.”

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Ecclesiastes 3:1 “To everything there is a season, and a time for every purpose under heaven.”

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Isaiah 2:4 “They will beat their swords into plowshares and their spears into pruning hooks.”
Joel 3:10 “Beat your plowshares into swords and your pruning hooks into spears.”

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Philippians 2:4 “Let each of you look not to your own interests, but to the interests of others.”