Monthly Archives: June 2011

Why Pray? A villanelle of sorts

Why Pray?* Someone asked me just the other day—“why pray?” To re-align our own intent or seek to change God’s mind? Our measure here as ever is “what does Jesus say?” I have always reasoned praying as the faithful way … Continue reading

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Dear Diary, It gets better. Or: Joyfully denominational in a post-denominational world. Or: Day 3 at Wild Goose

Dear Diary, The last full day of the Wild Goose Festival was as full as a day can be of great conversation, music, sunshine, and more. Highlights of today were hearing Jennifer Knapp, finally meeting Becca Stevens, hearing all about Thistle … Continue reading

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Dear Diary: Day 2 at Wild Goose Festival

Dear Diary, Today, the weather lived up to Yahoo’s promise of being truly hot and humid, but I was pleasantly distracted by the presence of my dear seminary friend Mary who came to check out the festival and check in … Continue reading

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Dear Diary: Day 1 of the Wild Goose Festival

Dear Diary, I arrived at the site of the festival around 3:30, in time to greet Matt, Jen, Katy, Brittany, and Lindsay, who all arrived together around the same time, and to go with them to Kerlin & Adin’s campsite … Continue reading

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In the Beginning….the Nicene Creed (really??)

In the beginning God created. In the beginning, a beleaguered band of Israelites were carried off from the land they loved by a tyrant. They gathered by the rivers of Babylon, in the middle of nowhere. They asked themselves hard … Continue reading

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Ceremony….it’s a good thing

The other day, the seminarian intern who has been at our church for the past year handed over her keys to our new summer intern. We tried to determine whether she was doing this ceremonially or ceremoniously. Our quandary turned … Continue reading

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Edge Species: between “Already” and “Not Yet”

Lord, is this the time you when you will restore the kingdom?  I recently had the chance to hear to environmental activist and teacher Starhawk speak to a standing-room-only crowd at St. David of Wales Episcopal Church in Portland. Her topic was “visions of … Continue reading

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