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Book Review of: Maturing in the Religious Life

Covering a significant range of insights, including those of Anna Freud, Margaret Mahler, Donald Winnicott, Eric Erikson and Carl Jung, Brother Noel links psychotherapy with the notion that sexuality and spirituality spring from the same source

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Maturing in the religious life

The image of the heart and the heart's desire

Maturing in the Religious Life is a book which takes us into a new world of psychoanalytic study and group analysis and the search for a living God. Spirituality and sexuality appear in a unity of life with philosophical and psychological amplification.

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“Anti-Choice is Anti-Christian”

Join Rev. Mark Sandlin, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant for his June 26, 2022 sermon on Abortion Rights.

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Reproductive Rights Sunday

Join Rev. Dr. Caleb J. Lines for the highlights from his Sunday service on Reproductive Rights on June 26th, 2022!

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With Whom Shall We Bargain, If Not “God?”

So, if thoughts and prayers (of petition or intercession) cannot produce any salvific change when uttered to an imagined divine – who for anyone with eyes to see, or ears to hear is too deaf, indifferent or impotent to intercede — then with whom can we bargain, or utter any plea for help?

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True Freedom

Many people are confused, angry, and worried about the future — while others feel their longest hoped-for political dreams have become reality. The air is full of tension, even on these sunny summer days, and it seems as if the nation has somehow cracked open.

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Evil and the Deadly Sins of the (once) Supreme Court

The very tone of Alito’s document, as one historian has pointed out, is ugly to the core.  There is no attempt to reach out to others or make common ground or even to put out feelings that are positive. 

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Ruth Bader Ginsburg on Abortion Rights

The decision whether or not to bear a child is central to a woman’s life, to her well-being and dignity.

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Studia Divina

“Never in any case whatever is a genuine effort of the attention wasted. It always has its effect on the spiritual plane and in consequence on the lower one of the intelligence, for all spiritual light lightens the mind.” 

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#Moonshine Jesus Show – June 20, 2022

Join Caleb and Mark and as they enjoy a themed drink (or two) and bring their high-octane progressive Christian perspectives as they look at Marvel’s first leading Muslim Superhero, “Ms. Marvel.”

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Sacred Sendoffs

An Animal Chaplain’s Advice for Surviving Animal Loss, Making Life Meaningful, and Healing the Planet

Sacred Sendoffs explores human relationships with beloved pets, wild creatures, animal astronauts, marine life, farmed animals, and other sentient beings.

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Boston Pride returns to the community

On June 12 was Boston Pop-Up Pride, to the surprise and joy of the throngs of revelers who gathered on Boston Common. When Boston Pride was dismantled last July, a coalition of LGBTQ+ community activists and groups stepped up and got busy.

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Let’s Pray for National and World Resistance to Evil

As passengers and voting crew members on the American ship of state, we must recognize that we are sailing among icebergs more dangerous than those encountered by the Titanic. We must wake up, recognize the extent of the danger, get our values straight, and do our part when it comes time to vote.

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Voted #1 and #7 of the 20 Best Progressive Christian Blogs and Websites

Feedspot has published “The 20 Best Progressive Christian Blogs and Websites”, curated from thousands of blogs on the web and ranked by traffic, social media followers, domain authority & freshness.

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Practical Faith & Active Love

Meditations on the Epistle of James

The Epistle of James is the most practical book of the Bible. Every word in the epistle is directly relevant to contemporary living, offering lessons about life drawn from life—topics such as riches and poverty, speech and anger, faith and works, patience and hope.

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Two Stimulating Novels for Your Summer Reading List

If you’re looking for some stimulating summer reading, I have two novels to recommend. “The Storyteller” by Jodi Picoult and Kristen Hannah’s novel, “The Great Alone”, is another page turner.

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America is Not a Gun

America is not a gun. We’re a lot better than that. We prove it every day by loving our neighbors (even ones we don’t particularly like), campaigning for sensible gun laws, taking care of people in need in our communities.

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