Category Archives: God in Struggle and Distress

A Meditation for Holy Saturday 2017

On the Other Side of Words:  A Mediation on Holy Saturday 2017 Holy Saturday, the day between the crucifixion and the resurrection of Jesus, in which hope and God appear to be dead and gone. This day is only rarely … Continue reading

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All of Us, all the families of the Earth!

..and in you all of the families of the earth shall be blessed. Gen. 12:3 God loves the world so much that the Holy One, continues to give us the gift of Jesus,  whose life and death together, the ministry and … Continue reading

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NOW WHAT? Still seeking meaningful responses to the election

  It has been more than two months since Nov. 8th. I continue thinking (in vain) that with the passage of time, and hopefully with the development of additional understanding based upon actual events, some of the extreme distress that … Continue reading

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What do we do with our anger and rage in lament?

If the emotion in the pit of your stomach after watching another killing of an African American man, a suicide bombing, a car-crash, stabbing, or a sniper killing is anger and rage, then it is anger and rage. Continue reading

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“A Great Disillusionment”

“A great disillusionment”… A brief report from one of the book groups so far                        By Kathryn Rickert, Ph.D. [This article pertains to a book group reading Life Together by Dietrich Bonhoeffer. We … Continue reading

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A Sermon I’d want to hear on the 1st Sunday of Christmas 2015

I do not come to worship on the first Sunday of the 12 days of Christmas because I am struggling with the challenges of the Christian faith; I come because for a least a little while, the Christian faith is … Continue reading

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Advent – a response to terrorism and abuse

something about the pull of violent evil disturbs the balance of our vision so that instead of seeing clearly where the evil is, came from, and is going; our sight is clouded by fear and rage. Instead of keeping open the “lines of sight” between ourselves and the sources and practioners of violent evil, lines of sight that allow for a critical understanding of the sources, courses, directions of and responses to evil, … Continue reading

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