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Our knowable, unknowable God

It’s easy to have preconceived notions about people, and not really see them. We do it all the time. In fact, our brains are wired to make quick assessments of people and situations for our safety. How someone is dressed may determine whether we...

 

Winds of Change

We are in a season of change for many people. Some have graduated, some are entering into their summer break. Parents are sending their sons and daughters to college or into full-time work. Friends are saying goodbye. Children will shift from their...

 

Into the wilderness

I believe there is great wisdom in the liturgical church calendar, giving us times of joyful celebration and hope as well as somber reflection and repentance. The liturgical seasons honor both light and dark, and that is wise because it reflects the...

 

We can be like the Wise Men: open to new epiphanies

In our culture many people experience a post-holiday crash. Some are exhausted from parties and hosting family from out of town. Some are sad to see the empty place where the light of the Christmas tree glowed. Some are trying to get back on a reason...

 

Love

I’ve been thinking a lot about love recently. Last week the lectionary text was Matthew 22:34-46, where Jesus teaches that the greatest commandment is to love God with all our heart, soul and mind, and that the second is like it, to love our...

 

Working together for God

This Sunday, churches around the globe will celebrate World Communion Sunday to promote Christian unity and ecumenical cooperation. It is a time to remember what we have in common and how we can work together to care for one another. Though many...

 

Searched and known

To be known deeply by another is both beautiful and terrifying. I believe we all long to be seen, to be understood, to really be known. Yet it is such a vulnerable act to reveal our truest and deepest selves to another. There is always risk of being...

 

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