Spirituality

Open Letter to the GOP “Christian” Congressmen

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Dear GOP Congressman,   I write you today, not as an American citizen, though I am. Instead, I write as a Christian. You know, that religion out of Israel some 2,000 years ago, that most of you claim to follow. The one with the guy who was like “give away your belongs, pick up your […]

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Jesus only loved Christians? Yeah that’s bull.

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Something has bothered me since I first saw Erik Erikson‘s tweet this weekend. It’s been a slow burn that started on Saturday, and continued as I worked on a weaving project all weekend. Not even the sports that I watched could distract me from the gnawing problem with the logic behind the main tenet of his […]

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God Is Love – A meditation on 1 John 4:16

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Introduction I originally wrote this piece in 2015 as a Facebook post following the striking of DOMA by the Supreme Court. It is a shot taken at “Christians” who would deny those that love each other the legal rights of marriage. God is Love  (1 John 4:16) A simple sentence, but one that is often lost […]

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Encourage One Another: A Meditation on Hebrews 3:13

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Tomorrow, we will witness the hallmark of the Democracy of the United States: the shifting of power from one president to the next. And as it has been since the first President Bush, we shift from one ideology to another. I don’t know what tomorrow brings, or what life in a Post-Trump America will be […]

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Self-Control: A Meditation from Galatians 5:22

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In the fifth chapter of his letter to the Galatians, the Apostle Paul spoke of the fruit of the Spirit. Namely, “22 … love, joy, peace, patience, kindness, goodness, faithfulness, 23 gentleness, self-control; … .”[NASB translation] (emphasis added) In this modern world, these fruits are hard and rare to find. One continually eludes me, though […]

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