Category Archives: other words

Stealing the gospel

More guns bring more violence, and we have had enough of the ‘gall of bitterness and the chains of wickedness.’ Continue reading

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Book Review: Raising White Kids, by Jennifer Harvey

Harvey has plenty of useful things to say to parents and others wondering how to shift their conversation around race from optimistic color-blindness to realistic anti-racism. Continue reading

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Book Review: For Sabbath’s Sake

“Should this be your first go of sabbath, don’t write that you want to observe a strict twenty-four hours in a mountain cave while doing a headstand atop hot coals.”
Good advice abounds in this new book by J. Dana Trent, as does good humour. Continue reading

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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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Anniversaries

This morning’s prayer is for those carrying their grief under their skin, pricked by memories. Continue reading

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Crossing time

This time next week, I hope to have reached the mountaintop. Between here and there is a steep and rocky ridge. Last time I crossed Crib Goch, it was on my hands and knees. My ambition, some quarter of a … Continue reading

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Good Friday: his own people

At the beginning of the Gospel according to John, we read that, He was in the world, and the world came into being through him; yet the world did not know him. He came to what was his own, and … Continue reading

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