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About kathrynrickert

Possibly from watching the movie Bambie at the age of 6, I have had a life-long awareness that saying ONLY nice things, does not make the world just or kind. Thus, my 2009 doctoral dissertation..."Talking Back to God" , is one of the main aspects of the work I do. Always interdisciplinary, seeking connections across borders that are usually marked with DO NOT ENTER, I seek to pay attention, pray, think, create,and imagine using biblical laments, Christian worship texts, and the ordinary stuff of everyday life.

Praying our Disappointments – Lament

Praying our Disappointments — Lament Lament is talking back to God from out of our distress and intimate trust that God is willing to hear us at our worst yet stay with us through all things. While it might seem … Continue reading

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Christmas Cards?

A Christmas Collage, on the 7th Day of Christmas There are still in this year almost gone, 2019, Christmas and “Seasonal” cards arriving at our mailbox. Fewer than in the past, but they still come each year beginning either before … Continue reading

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A “Completion” Poem

Indivisble mediatrix living questions of theodicy among Great Dichotomies of head, heart, and womb Holding conversations about young robins eaten alive by ravens, Kurds in the mud, crack babies, 50 inches of rain in Banglegesh, Ray, who has AIDS, the … Continue reading

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Let the mean people be terrible no more!

Get up God, don’t let the ungodly take over, let them hear of your outrage! Put fear into them, and make it clear that they too are merely mortal! Don’t stand off and hide in this time of trouble. When … Continue reading

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Why No Lunch?  

The Rev. Ray Aldred, Jan 4th 2018 Why No Lunch?       These comments are from the Musqueam web page. MUSQUEAM TRADITIONAL TERRITORY Musqueam ancestors have lived in the Fraser River estuary for thousands of years. Today, portions of Musqueam’s traditional … Continue reading

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“Our manifold sins and wickedness…”

…Our manifold sins and wickedness                                                                        … Continue reading

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“An Immaculate Reconception of the Second Coming”

An Advent Sermon 2017   This is the season of Advent, a time for hope, expectation, waiting and planning.What are we waiting for? A small group gathered last Sunday after the 10:30 coffee hour to talk about Advent, about why we like … Continue reading

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