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Sewanee makes two moves related to racism

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, has made two recent moves addressing racism in its past. A stain-glass window in the chapel will be updated to remove the Confederate flag. And a School of Theology lecture series named for William Porcher DuBose, a slavery and KKK apologist will be renamed.

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The Spirituality of Gardening

“So much gardening activity happens on our knees, in the position of prayer and supplication. I kneel to weed, plant and harvest and often find myself meditating and praying. If I am troubled by some seemingly insurmountable problem, there is no better place to thrash it out than kneeling in the garden. If I am irritable or depressed, there is no better therapy than weeding.”

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What Does it Mean To Be A Child of God?

“Most importantly, God is love.  Learning what that means is a life-long study.  It isn’t warm feelings and the removal of stumbling blocks from our paths.  It is a profound showing up for the essence of who we are.”

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Mary or Martha?

“In church, we are taught that Mary chose the better part, sitting and learning from the Master while he was on earth.  At that time, the disciples didn’t know Jesus would soon be gone, but we benefit from knowledge in retrospect. It makes all the difference.”

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Sewanee makes two moves related to racism

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, has made two recent moves addressing racism in its past. A stain-glass window in the chapel will be updated to remove the Confederate flag. And a School of Theology lecture series named for William Porcher DuBose, a slavery and KKK apologist will be renamed.

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Ageism in the Ordained Ministry #3: Antidotes to Ageism

Inter-generational Collaboration Building requires new thinking and creativity at a time when longer and healthier lives already are upending our notions about what it means to grow old. The skills that older adults can offer are well-suited to the needs of youth. Inter-generational engagement benefits the participants their faith communities.

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As Low Sunday looms…

Every once in a while, I sit and think about one of my first ever challenging youth group kids, who, instead of sitting down with and having a hard conversation without relationship, I just continually loved on, showed respect to, and got to watch Jesus change her life instead. We can preach and teach and lecture and “pull aside,” but if we don’t have love, our clanging cymbals will drive someone away from truth. Love draws in.

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Easter Everywhere: Two Easter Morning Memories by Nargis Abraham

She thinks back to Easter in the home country.  Were they still conducting open air Easter sunrise services?  Mid-April will probably be really hot.  She checks the weather for Hyderabad on her smartphone. It is thirty-eight degrees Celsius there, at six-fifteen in the evening.  She is glad she is here in B.C.  If only they could see an actual sunrise over the mountains.

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