Monthly Archives: January 2015

New poem — “The Taking of Jim Smith’s Life”

Short, fun, doggerel — but also true. Read it here.

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Gluttony — We Don’t Talk About It, But We Still Do It

(A Lection Reflection on I Corinthians 6:12) It’s been a long time since I’ve heard a sermon, or a sermon series, on The Seven Deadly Sins. Perhaps the list and the concept are seen by some as “too Catholic.” Perhaps … Continue reading

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The Work of Christmas

For this morning’s Ephiphany service, we sang a setting of this poem by Howard Thurman. I did not know this poem, or this setting, until we practiced it a few weeks ago — but the first time we sang it, I cried. It is beautiful, moving, and pointed. May we spend 2015 doing the work of Christmas. Continue reading

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