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Our Own Wilderness Journey

I really didn’t want to give up this much for Lent. And I didn’t want to give up Holy Week either. Or Easter. At 7:30 am on March 15, my body had a “felt sense” that I was in the wrong place. I woke up at the usual time, but when I would typically...

Awareness

As we navigate our way through Lent, I invite us to consider all the things we do, but to pay particular attention to those for whom we do them, and to carefully dig down past the typical reasons towards any underlying reasons there may be for doing them. I invite us to be more...

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...

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...

That All May be One

During the first week of April, I attended (for the first time) the National Workshop on Christian Unity (held this year in St. Louis). For over 50 years, the mission of the workshop has been to celebrate the spirit of unity that exists among Christians and search for ways to overcome the divisions that...