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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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A Reading List

Originally posted on Finding God in Public:
 A Reading List for Helping us to Enter into Relationships with First Nations People General Convention 77 & the Doctrine of Discovery As a direct outcome and follow-up on General Convention 76 in…

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I’m Going to Go Home and Read the Doctrine of Discovery”

“I’m Going to Go Home and Read the DOCTRINE OF DISCOVERY” After hearing, sadly for the first time, about the Doctrine of Discovery, many a well-educated and well- meaning person says, “When I get home from this conference, I am … Continue reading

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Mary’s Magnificat – an Advent Retreat

This is no magic process, rather an ancient well known spiritual practice where-by we realize that we cannot advocate very well for others what we do not grasp for ourselves. Love for love, compassion for compassion, and wisdom for wisdom. Continue reading

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Resources for Responding to the Doctrine of Discovery

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A Pilgrimage to the John T. Williams Honor Pole — May 24th 2012

We gathered on the lawn in front of the John T.Williams Honor pole, within site of the Space Needle,  the EMP Museum, the Monorail and a MacDonald’s. That location, in the midst of so much that seems at odds with … Continue reading

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Rest In Peace Walter Bryant Jan 20, 1947 -March 5, 2012

Rest in Peace,  Walter Bryant                                                 Jan 20, 1947 – March 5, 2012 This posting was originally written for my friend, Walter Bryant. I have just heard that … Continue reading

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