My Lord, it is beautiful

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When I am at a Benedictine monastery on the Feast Day of St. Benedict, I should go to the celebratory mass, even though I am not Roman Catholic and I always feel bereft in the …

That Time We Walked Out Of a Church Service

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I’m not the protesting kind, the find-a-cause-and-fight-for-it kind, or the poster-making party kind.  Even though I love a good rhyme, I'm not even the pithy political chant creating kind. No, I prefer to be more …

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August 12 2014

Holding the Answers

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I have this idea that the pastor needs to be the person with all the answers. Not only must the pastor be the holder of all answers, but he must deliver those answers with confident …

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August 11 2014

Fools and Prophets

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I audibly groaned when I saw the photo. I was hoping for a peek into my daughter’s week away at an evangelical youth conference--some fun selfies or sleeping on the bus photos. She was going …

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August 06 2014

A Sacramental Life

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His name was Thomps. Tall, lean, always smiling, Warren Thompson was the kind of man who made you think of Jesus every time you looked at him. I don’t think I’ve ever known anyone quite …

Why I can’t read Barbara Brown Taylor

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“I know plenty of people who find God most reliably in books, in buildings, and even in other people. I have found God in all of these places too, but the most reliable meeting place …

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