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Where’s God in the Pandemic? Making Sense of the Pain with Four Spiritual Views.

In the United States, we recently reached a grim milestone: 1 in 500 lives have been claimed by the deadly COVID-19 pandemic. Regular readers of this newsletter know that this statistic includes my own mother. You probably know someone who’s died, too. And many more whose lives have been impacted — either through impaired physical health due to long […]

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A Time For Reckoning: North American Christianity and Indigenous Cultural Genocide

Content Notification (CN): Abuse, Oppression, Genocide. “From the 19th century until the 1970s, more than 150,000 Indigenous children were forced to attend state-funded Christian boarding schools in an effort to assimilate them into Canadian society. Thousands of children died there of disease and other causes, with many never returned to their families. Nearly three-quarters of […]

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God is Not a Math Problem: Feasting on the Holy Trinity.

For the past thousand years, friends of God aspiring to the Way of Jesus have traditionally celebrated this first Sunday after Pentecost as “the Feast of the Holy Trinity.” In gatherings from catacombs to cathedrals, potlucks and Eucharists have been shared in honor of this daring revelation, unique among our monotheistic siblings:  That the One […]

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Earth to Earth, Dawn to Dawn: Grace Notes in Loss and Living

Dying, Christ absorbs our death. Rising, Christ restores our life. Christ returns again in glory Ever-New Even now As we gather here. How do we best acknowledge those who have passed on? It’s been just over four months since my mom died to this world of sensation and tangibility. We were finally able to hold her […]

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