Christian community, Church Identity, Devotion, Meditation

The doors of the church are open

“The doors of the church are open.”  This reminder needs to scroll below news reports of border walls constructed to protect against the “alien invasion” of our neighbor.  Because there are no illegal human beings, no one smuggled from the mind of God to earth and  our humanity requires no paperwork.  Because “the earth is… Continue reading The doors of the church are open

Immigration, Prayer

A Prayer for the “Undocumented”

Dear God, whose presence and power are documented on every living thing.  We confess that we are Creator- carrying members of the earth.  And You are indivisible-- not a country or state to be voted in, a territory to be claimed or conquered.  There are no boundaries or borders, no entries or exits, no fences… Continue reading A Prayer for the “Undocumented”

Race, Teaching Racelessness, The Spiritual Life

Fearing Less

"There is no fear in love, but perfect love casts out fear; for fear has to do with punishment and whoever fears has not reached perfection in love." ~ First John 4.18, NRSV I'm tired of being afraid, exhausted by conversations of possible insult or ill- treatment due to race, racism, prejudice and/ or stereotypes.  I… Continue reading Fearing Less