Resolve to Form New Community

Happy New Year!  Now, before all of confetti is accounted for and removed, before the balloons begin to deflate, returning to their natural state, before you and I lose the momentum of the moment and the newness of this year rubs off, I want to ask you to do something.  I know that it will […]

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One in Christ Jesus

Pastor Bruce and I preached together.  It is only the second time that we have shared the message this way; the first was during a special service for graduates this past summer.  It was all his idea but I certainly saw the bigger picture yesterday.  We became one voice, one preacher.  Guided by Galatians 3.26-28, […]

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Thomas Merton’s Christ has come, uninvited

We are checking things off of our list: Christmas trees and lights, tinsel and ornaments, garland and mistletoe, presents, Christmas cards and fancy dishes for the family meal of the year.  We are checking Santa’s list twice and ensuring that we purchase gifts for the naughty and the nice.  Because ’tis the season and all […]

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Praying after Emanuel AME Church Murders

The recent murder of nine church members to include the pastor, the Reverend Clementa Pinckney, at Mother Emanuel AME Church in Charleston, South Carolina has hurt me deeply. I am aching in places I cannot touch and for which I don’t believe that there is a salve on the market.  It is one thing to […]

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We Are Becoming

Meanings are given to us, passed down to us and in some cases, forced upon us. We also add meanings to our lives through experiences and associations. We will spend our lives ridding ourselves of most if not all of them while in search of our true meaning, our true self, which has been buried under the […]

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