Monthly Archives: September 2017

Guarding the dead

An earlier version of this post was published at the Episcopal Cafe on September 27, 2017 I had been traveling in a country not previously visited; we drove past houses, both small and a little larger, surrounded by fortressed fences, … Continue reading

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Unfair

You do not reward us according to our loveableness, thank God, you are less fair, unlike our exacting, you err always on the side of mercy, balancing justice by melting down wood and iron, recasting the scales to create love’s … Continue reading

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A prayer for the end of the world

Make all things new; but do not rush forward to your new creation. Do not leave us alone at the end of the world. Continue reading

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Apocalypse and Passover

In times such as these, our prayer is not for God to pass us by, nor to turn a blind eye. Our prayer is for God to be with us, to share with us a sign of God’s covenant: the blood poured out, the meal hastily shared. Continue reading

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Religion and politics: a match made in heaven

The one who pulls us out of the pit is Jesus; himself not unfamiliar with politics and prayer. Continue reading

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Breaking 

codified, commodified,  corralled in free fall; if no one will  stretch out her arms to pluck you from the unsolid state, unsuspended, groundless, unfounded, such weightlessness, spooling out forever

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Overcome

What should a disaster preparedness plan for a church look like? Continue reading

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