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Listen to her

This woman’s daughter deserved the same kind of health outcomes as her counterparts within the network of Jesus’ family, tribe, race, and creed. Continue reading

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It’s not my place to say

Did I squirm? I’m sure I tried to pass it off as a settling of my old, white bones in an uncomfortable chair. Continue reading

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The chasms fixed between us

A sermon on Luke 16:19-31: the parable of the rich man and Lazarus The parable describes a way of life which starkly separates the rich man from the poor, the privileged from the dispossessed. It describes how these differences and … Continue reading

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Year B Proper 23: of camels, elephants, and us

The only way through the eye of the needle is conversion into something that will fit, something fit for the kingdom of God. Continue reading

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Year B Proper 7: partial Christianity and false peace

On Wednesday of last week, in a city a few hours from here, Loretta Lynch was finally sworn in as Attorney General, the first African American woman to hold the position. During the ceremony, she used a bible that had … Continue reading

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Poisonous legacies and new tongues

The basic hagiography of Francis Xavier goes something like this: Born in 1506 in the Navarre region of France, Francis met Ignatius of Loyola as a young man, and was greatly influenced by his friendship. Together, with others, they formed … Continue reading

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Year B Advent 1: Be the gospel

We enter Advent slap bang in the middle of Mark’s little apocalypse; this end of the world, stars falling out, desolating times piece of prophecy: the little apocalypse. The thing about apocalypse is that it comes up over and over … Continue reading

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