Trappings of Church?

Warning: written while hot under the collar. Wanting spirituality without the trappings of church is like wanting democracy without the trappings of representative government. It’s like wanting an education without the trappings of a school or university. It’s like wanting the love and community of family without having to clean

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Still A Presence

We finished the second act of “When the Levees Broke” by Spike Lee; we’re half way through this United States  tragedy. Why revisit old wounds? Why recount the tragedy? Why remember the shamefully lethargic response of the rest of our government? Because the wounds are still fresh and unhealed. (Ask

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Practicing Faith

I asked the Board members to answer this question. “How do you practice the Christian faith?” All of the answers had to do with doing something outwardly. Practicing the Christian faith in the context of one’s work, one’s vocation helped bring a sense of purpose and patience. Practicing the Christian

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Conviction

Recently, I read this about conviction:             Conviction is not belief, but rather a profound inner knowing that supports us through times of challenge, a compassionate knowing that is steady and deep without being rigid or positional. The process of developing conviction is gradual and developmental. It happens invisibly as

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