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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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Seeing and being seen

In the summer of 2003, I was overcome beyond my own understanding with a vision of creating some kind of outreach ministry for sex workers on the streets of Portland. I had just returned from seminary, where during a summer … Continue reading

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“God loves you, so stop being a jerk”

I recently had a conversation with someone about the word “wretch,” and how some people are uncomfortable using that word to describe themselves. As in, “Amazing grace, how sweet the sound, that saved a wretch like me.” Don’t you ever … Continue reading

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