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A Little Child

Bless that little boy. I don’t know his name or really anything about him, but it seemed that Jesus was shining from him. There was a sense of peace, innocence, joy, and hope about him. I wish I could shield that little child from what he’s going to learn, as he grows older, of people’s inhumanity to others and how hatred fuels the fires that produce violence. But then, maybe he’s the hope of tomorrow, one of the teens who isn’t afraid to speak up and speak out.

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Speaking to the Soul: Loved, called, claimed

I do hope my daughter feels safe, but I also hope she doesn’t stay there. With the love and hope and grace of a church community behind and with her, she can traverse this life and world speaking and living the hard truths. The necessary truths to living the Gospel.

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Speaking to the Soul: Love and other kid stuff

Not a word of what Jesus said to the children is recorded in scripture, but what a powerful lesson he preached. He swept aside the barriers raised against the children. He did not just talk to them of God’s love. He held them in that love. He blessed them with it.

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Upper SC bishop writes education op ed

The Rt. Rev. Andrew Waldo, bishop of Upper South Carolina, has penned an editorial expressing his, and several other bishops’, support for increased education funding in the state of South Carolina.

Bishop Waldo explores the various ways in which the Episcopal churches of his diocese are seeking to support the educational process through tutoring programs, food and school supplies programs and other means, including advocacy for more

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Drawbacks of Sunday School

In an article on Patheos, Tim Wright argues that one of the contributing factors to the rise of the ‘spiritual/not-religious’ generation is, of all things, Sunday School.

He argues that the pattern of separating children from ‘big people church’ for so many years in no way prepares them to take their place in regular worship as adults, so we should not be surprised when they abandon church as adults.

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Charlotte wrote. Lego listened.

Not long ago, a young girl named Charlotte wrote to the folks at Lego:

I am 7 years old and I have LEGOs, but I don’t like that there are more LEGO boy people and barely any LEGO girls. Today I went to a store and saw LEGOs in two sections…All the girls did was sit at home, go to the beach, and shop, and they had no jobs, but the boys went on adventures, worked, saved people, and had jobs, […]

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