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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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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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What’s so holy about Holy Week?

What’s so holy about Holy Week? All kinds of things. Holy Week begins with Palm Sunday and ends a week later with the Great Vigil of Easter Saturday night. At least that’s how I’ve always defined Holy Week. Some may … Continue reading

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Of thee I sing….

I occasionally get into trouble at my church because we don’t sing national songs on July 4th. I tell people “I don’t do national holidays in church.” (I don’t do Father’s Day or Mother’s Day, either.) The truth is that … Continue reading

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Hot or Iced? Hot Church

A few weeks ago I passed a community church with a reader board that said simply “Lukewarm Church.” I was tempted to visit that church just to find out what the heck the guy who put up the sign was … Continue reading

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Starhawk Meets Jesus

A few weeks ago I had the privilege of hearing Starhawk. For those of you who don’t know, Starhawk is a highly respected author, global peace and justice activist, and authority on feminist spirituality and goddess worship. She spoke at … Continue reading

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