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Palm Sunday

Palm Sunday is a festival celebrated by Christians around the world. Jesus went to Jerusalem; that much is certain. The details are less clear.

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Jesus Came to Set the Record Straight

For believers, understanding our relationship with God is essential.

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The Story of Us

By Mitali Perkins

A lyrical, captivating retelling of the biblical redemption story from National Book Award nominee Mitali Perkins, sure to become a beloved tradition for families of faith.

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This Isn’t Just Jesus’ Birthday

It isn’t just Jesus’ birthday. The whole of creation is reborn.

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El Paso is Bethlehem

Today there are Bethlehems all over the world as families are forced to leave home environments, travel to places unprepared for them, and find a way to survive on their own.

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Fifty Years Later – Part 15

What Lies Ahead?

As the years moved along, this answer seemed less and less adequate in the face of undeserved suffering in the world, the epitome of which is the baby born into the world, experiences extreme pain, and dies after one day.

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Mediocrates: Ehh, Good Enough.

Don’t try so hard.

Be ok being a bit disappointing.

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What Say You?

A Puzzle for the Christmas Season

Christmas presents us with an intersection of religious and secular stories that come from and come with a mixed bag of fact and fiction

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What Say You?

Here are some recent news items to which I have added a few facts that seem related. Have fun putting it all together, creating your own narrative about what it all might mean, if anything. 

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Fifty Years Later – Part 14

What and Why is The Church?

Fifty years ago, one prominent topic of conversation in the churches was the ecumenical movement, trying to determine what the various bodies had in common.

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Upside-Down Apocalypse: Grounding Revelation in the Gospel of Peace

  A peacemaker’s guide to the book of Revelation The book of Revelation—which deals on a cosmic scale with good and evil, politics and empire, community and eternity—has intrigued and frustrated readers since it was written. How …

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Original Blessing: A Primer in Creation Spirituality

Presented in Four Paths, Twenty-Six Themes, and Two Questions

Here is a reissue of the critically acclaimed bestseller, named one of the “20 books that changed the world” in New Age Journal’s Annual Source Book for 1995.

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The Radical Advent Theme: Do Not Be Afraid in a time of Upheaval

In this season of Advent, may we all be a little more perfected in love so that we may hear, perhaps for the first time, the message of Jesus and the angels, “Do not be afraid.”

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Parable of the Internet

Institutional religion has become vestigial enroute to extinction, having largely become a “non-prophet” organization.

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Fifty Year Later – Part 13

Is there Order to life?

It is not so much my thinking that has changed over the last fifty years, as the attitude I bring to that thinking.

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Love is Everything

A Year With Hadewijch of Antwerp

This compilation of the mystical writings of Hadewijch of Antwerp is best described, in Andrew Harvey’s words, as a “heroic song” of love

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Post-election: The Conscience of America Speaks Out

In these post-election days, there have been no reports of the violence many had forecast.  Certainly, this is most encouraging.  There is no place for violence in a civil society. 

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Happiness via Compassion and Connectedness

Watch Rev. Mark Sandlin, Presbyterian Church of the Covenant on his November 13, 2022, sermon on Happiness via Compassion and Connectedness.

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