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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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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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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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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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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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True Religion

Religion. The word everybody loves to hate. Over the past 800 years or so, religion has gotten a bad name. You don’t need me to count the ways. Instead, I have a few things to say in defense of religion. … 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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