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Interfaith Leaders Implore Trump, McConnell and Pelosi to End Shutdown

“On the issues of border security and our immigration policy, we agree with President Trump that we face a crisis of heart and soul, though we differ dramatically in our understanding of it. Differences aside, we are clear that inventing a new crisis by closing the government and adversely affecting so many innocent people does not help to address border security.”

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Becoming an Infant

“I set aside my wisdom and my intellect to rest in the newness of a fresh beginning, a brand new moment with God.”

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Roots of Faith

It is an easy thing look back at moments in history and say ‘I would never have done that.’ I would never have: owned people as slaves, driven indigenous people from their land, paid unfair wages, watched as neighbors were loaded in to trains to death camps, bought land and possessions dirt cheap from people forced to sell because the government decided they were the enemy based on fear rather than evidence.

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Speaking to the Soul: With whom are you eating?

Are you the Pharisee, the sinner, or one of the bystanders? Regardless of where I locate myself in this story on any given day, I find it to be a prompt to approach Christ, whether at the altar or in a neighbor, with great love. And to ask the question, ‘with whom am I eating?’.

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It’s broccoli and dessert

What sat so badly in my gut those many years ago was the perceived necessity of making the Work somehow palatable to those who would, or should do it. The Work is all around us, all the time, and it is deeply un-sexy stuff

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Speaking to the Soul: Belief-based Righteousness

by Laurie Gudim

 

Romans 9:19-33

Mary, a friend of ours, lost her son to mental illness.  He died at home in a city on the other side of the country from where his mother and father lived.  His body was not discovered for several days.  When Mary and her husband were notified of his death, they had to fly out to claim his body and to clean and close up his apartment.  It was a horror – an unimaginable, gut-wrenching job.

Their son’s […]

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Constraining love

We wrap Jesus up in a nice clean (or dusty) package so as to keep it from any kind of change. We humans love, love, love to domesticate God, describing God in detail, accommodating a certain nostalgia – when God is in fact a mystery

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