Thanksgiving

Happy Thanksgiving! We as a culture mark this day, once a year, as a day to give thanks. We gather around tables groaning with food, pass our plates for the familiar tastes, rub shoulders with friends and family, tell stories, perhaps argue about politics, watch football, and maybe for the...

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Gratitude

Dear Friends, On Wednesday night, I sat in club Passim, in Harvard Square. My knees were against the stage, May Erlewine (one of the most soulful singer-songwriters I know of) was singing just a few feet from me, and about a quarter of the packed audience was comprised of friends....

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Gratitude; Times Four

Dear Trinity, Amid the whirlwind of uncertainty in the wider world, I have found myself (four specific times this week!) full of gratitude to be a part of the body of God’s love here. On these four occasions, I have witnessed God’s love, joy, and (sometimes subversive) forward movement. First...

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God’s Family

This image is entitled “Nicodemus at the burial of Christ” and is a photograph taken by Stu Bramley in Gaudi’s La Sagrada Familia Cathedral in Barcelona. Nicodemus is the Pharisee who came to Jesus in the night to glean some understanding about who Jesus was, and what his message was...

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Discipleship in an Instant Society

“There is a great market for religious experience in our world; there is little enthusiasm for the patient acquisition of virtue, little inclination to sign up for a long apprenticeship in what earlier generations of Christians called holiness. Religion in our time has been captured by a tourist mindset. Religion...

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