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One Starting Point for Justice

Harriet Beecher Stowe was an American abolitionist and author. She is best known for her 1852 novel Uncle Tom’s Cabin (or Life Among the Lowly). It’s an anti-slavery novel which depicts the harsh conditions for enslaved African Americans. The novel had a profound effect on attitudes toward African Americans and slavery in the U.S. and...

For What are We Listening?

Epiphany 3 Year A Isaiah 9:1-4 Psalm 27:1, 5-13 1 Corinthians 1:10-18 Matthew 4:12-23 It’s still Epiphany… and Jesus is still calling disciples… but first… there’s a story about a farmer from a rural part of the country… and this farmer comes to visit a relative in the big city… and they’re walking down...

For What are We Looking?

Epiphany 2 – Year A Isaiah 49:1-7 Psalm 40:1-12 1 Corinthians 1:1-9 John 1:29-42 It’s still Epiphany… the light of the world… is still revealing itself to the world… in the time frame of today’s Gospel… and in ours… John’s question… are you the one who is to come… or are we to wait...

The Light Within Us

Epiphany 1 – Year A Isaiah 42:1-9 Psalm 29 Acts 10:34-43 Matthew 3:13-17 Some of the things we do… are things we do in private… to be accountable to ourselves… for example… Matthew 6:5-6 instructs us… that when we pray… we’re not to be like those who wear false masks… and pray on street...

This New Year

I wish that instead of saying “Happy New Year,” when both hands of the clock point skyward at midnight on December 31; instead of saying “Happy New Year” to each other, we said things like “A New Year Full of Growing Edges,” or “A Formative New Year,” or “A New Year Full of Challenge...