When Moses comes close to the burning bush God tells him to take off his sandals, because he is on holy ground. Part of me pictures a basket of shoes by God's own front door, because God doesn't want the mud and snow and salt tracked in the divine living room either.Read more
"God said to him, 'Your name is Jacob, no longer shall you be called Jacob, but Israel shall be your name.'"Read more
Renew your commitment to love with the coming of the Christ Child. Merry Christmas from the United Church of Christ.
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Every year on November 1, All Saints Day, I remember Sacred Heart cemetery in the town I grew up in.Read more
I have a theory: there was an 11th commandment that fell off the tablets.Read more
The fact is, lots of good things have happened in my life because people I never knew filed their 1040's.Read more
This, in essence, is what we whisper in the ear of anyone who comes to be baptized: "You are God's beloved." Those are the first words we hear. That is who we are.Read more
Why do we sometimes choose one part of ourselves over another - as if active and passive resistance, love and anger are opposites?Read more
Nonviolent resistance emerged as the technique of the movement, while love stood as the regulating idea. In other words, Christ furnished the spirit and motivation, while Ghandi furnished the method.Read more