Listening to Silence

They brought to Jesus a deaf man who had an impediment in his speech; and they begged him to lay his hand on him. He took him aside in private, away from the crowd, and put his fingers into his ears, and he spat and touched his tongue. Then looking up to heaven, he sighed […]

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Liminal Space

Two nights ago, I attended a Spiritual Support group at St. Cyprian’s Episcopal Church on the corner of Turk and Lyon St. in San Francisco, only a few blocks away from where I once lived (six years ago at the Westmont College Urban Program’s beautiful home on Fell and Lyon). Although St. Cyprian’s was, at […]

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The Words of Eternal Life

Thousands have agreed that it would be easier for them to forget about religion and Christianity. They have left the Church and they have turned their back on Christ. And perhaps they have lived simpler and happier lives as a result. I do not know. But when I feel tempted to leave, I hear Jesus […]

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Do you also wish to go away?

“This teaching is difficult; who can accept it?” I find the lectionary readings for this Sunday very difficult and challenging to accept… “Then Solomon stood before the altar of the LORD in the presence of all the assembly of Israel, and spread out his hands to heaven” 1 Kings 8 When I read about Solomon […]

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