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Provisioning

In a previous post, I discussed with you the nature of interim religious education ministry. Yet, I declined to highlight interim ministry as a specialized call in the shared ministry we engage in as a spiritual community and professional religious … Continue reading

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The Palms of Our Hearts

I cannot imagine the terror that must have been on the Malaysian Airplane that disappeared almost two weeks ago. Apparently the plane changed altitudes and speeds abruptly at various points, and flew on in some direction for a number of … Continue reading

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The Redemption of the World

Last night, Kathe and I went to see the LA Opera’s production of “Billy Budd” by Benjamin Britten based on the novella by Herman Melville. The novelist E. M. Forster (Howard’s End, Room with a View, A Passage to India) … Continue reading

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Responding to the World We Are Given

We watched some of the Academy Awards the other night, but turned it off half way through.  Just too much self-congratulary excess for me.  We had seen some of the movies – Gravity, Twelve Years a Slave, Nebraska, American Hustle.  … Continue reading

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Saved by the NFL

While it is good news that the governor of Arizona vetoed the recent bill allowing discrimination of LGBTQ persons based on “sincere religious beliefs” and the NFL, MLB and major businesses urged her to veto it, the amazing thing is … Continue reading

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The Road to Justice

This past weekend, Youth Advisor Lauren Eaton and I took eleven of our senior high youth to Tijuana, Mexico for an immigration justice service/learning trip and border tour.  It was transformational to say the least.  Our goal was to give … Continue reading

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Risky Business

As you might know, I turned 67 yesterday and it is hard to get my head around the fact that I am that age.  When I was much younger I figured that 67 would be really old.  It isn’t, and … Continue reading

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