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RAF PEACE MALA

RAF PEACE MALA

RAF PEACE MALA: With Elaine, Terry Waite and Vanessa at Peace Mala 2010   Teacher Pam Evans developed the Peace Mala bracelet after 9/11 to promote respect across spectrums of faith and culture in schools. The idea spread. Now the Dali Lama, Archbishop of York and Terry […]

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PULPIT MISDIRECTION

PULPIT MISDIRECTION

PULPIT MISDIRECTION: Manchester Regiment Church Lads and Church Girls Brigade Band Some years ago, Malcolm Solomons of North Manchester was the proud member of a brass band. The only Jewish member of that band, he was happy to accompany them to play at all sorts of events, […]

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Made as Makers

I was recently afforded the opportunity to get a screening of  Made as Makers, the new documentary  film from Callid Keefe-Perry. The bulk of the film is responses from many different Christians from a variety of roles or positions within the church to the following 3 questions: […]

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Christian Ministry as Performance

When thinking about ministry, I wonder if it is not more useful to think of it terms of an extension of the expected Christian life. By expected, I do not mean to use categories of normal and supra-normal, but only to speak of a “normative” ideal of […]

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The Dangers of Imagination: The Conservative Response to Christmas, Undocumented

Quite a few conservative sites, including Andrew Breitbart’s Big Journalism and The American Spectator, have taken umbrage at my re-telling of the Annunciation and Nativity stories within the political context of immigration. While I appreciate their engagement, I think their responses largely missed the point, as I […]

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We Are Separating

We Are Separating

After 18 years together, we’ve decided to call it quits. It’s mostly me, but I am sure deep down she agrees it’s the best thing, and is a bit relieved. The tension and disagreements we’ve been having the past few years have to be wearing on her […]

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A Pride Message: Fighting for All Kinds of Families

A Pride Message: Fighting for All Kinds of Families

The Bible does not actually give us just one type of family, as some folks who throw around the phrase “family values” say. If you do a study of the holy families of Scripture you will see quite a hodge-podge of different families, showing a number of different types of family God blesses.

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New member on a spiritual journey

New member on a spiritual journey

Hello everyone; My name is Scott Lindquist and I am a new member. Like most of you, I am a Progressive Christian and a member of Unity. My wife is a minister at Unity of Gainesville church in Gainesville, GA. I am a writer and author of […]

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WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD

WE ARE THE TEMPLE OF GOD The focus scripture for our meditation is 1 Corinthians 3:10-11, 16-23… According to the grace of God given to me, like a skilled master builder I laid a foundation, and someone else is building on it. Each builder must choose with […]

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A Take On Christ and Caesar and the Scandalous Gospel from Peter Gomes

Cover via Amazon While re-reading The Scandalous Gospel of Jesus (2007, HarperOne) by Harvard professor and minister Peter Gomes, I was particularly struck by his recounting of a White House Prayer Breakfast to which he was invited: Some years ago I attended a White House Prayer Breakfast. […]

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