God Is a Verb

“God is a verb” — one of those phrases that occurs independently to different people and then keeps showing up.

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Awakenings

Metanoia is a word worth learning. The Greek means literally “change your understanding” or “think differently.” In our modern parlance we might say, “Awaken!”

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Grief

Grief comes in all sizes, because loss comes in all sizes. Small sadnesses happen every day, and we mark them and move on. Intense sadness comes to everyone eventually, and we struggle not to be overwhelmed by it.

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Beginnings and Endings

Beginnings and endings are so connected… every beginning will eventually have an ending, and every ending makes possible a new beginning.

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A New Day

You are the new day.” One last fond look back to the year just finishing, and we turn and set our gaze forward to the new day, the new year.

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Birth and Rebirth

Every birth is a miracle, and none more so than the birth of Jesus, celebrated at the time of the winter solstice. The harbinger of spring, the hope for the world.

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Earth Day 2015

How strange and wonderful is our home, our earth, with its swirling vaporous atmosphere, its flowing and frozen liquids, its trembling plants, its creeping, crawling, climbing creatures

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Easter 2015

Some of the best advice I ever got from my spiritual director was to read Yogananda’s Autobiography of a Yogi. “This will change how you think about Jesus,” she said.

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Holy Week 2015

You can’t get to Easter without going through Good Friday.

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Thank you, Marcus Borg

Progressive Christianity lost one of its giants last week with the death of Marcus Borg. His books and lectures opened up the academic world of historical Jesus studies to the rest of us, and we will be forever in his debt.

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Easter Sunday

Easter can be a challenging time for progressive Christians. We have let go of much of the traditional Christian doctrine that contains the answers to Big Questions, but the questions themselves remain.

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Good Friday

Good Friday, with its graphic images of death and despair, is endurable every year because we already know that Easter is coming, soon. But what if we didn’t know that?

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Advent

Advent… a time of anticipation, of waiting and watching as the darkness deepens. There are many ways to mark the passing of this time…

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