Posts Tagged ‘Faith in Action’

Taking Refuge

Nation, we are not amused by what’s going on. An end-of-the-year USA TODAY/Pew Research Center Poll finds an overwhelming 71% of people surveyed dissatisfied with the way things are going in our country. Just 49% predict 2015 will be better—this is the first time since 1990 that optimism for the year ahead has dipped below […]

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Hope When We Can’t Breathe

Some people these days are saying that we should NOT be celebrating the holidays. Not now. Not while we can’t breathe. Do you know there are grandmothers in America (and in this very congregation) like Marlowe Thomas-Tulloch who, when she noticed how her grandson was getting bigger and taller, laid bare a truth to him: […]

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Begin with the Children

The story is told about an incident that happened in a courtroom in New York City during the thirties, when America was in the grip of the great Depression. The judge on the bench was hearing a complaint against a woman charged with stealing. She pleaded that her daughter was sick, and her grandchildren were […]

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Pride 2014 – Why We March

Dr. Laura Schlessinger is a radio personality who dispenses advice to people who call in to her radio show. She has said that, as an observant Orthodox Jew, homosexuality is an abomination according to Leviticus 18:22 and cannot be condoned under any circumstances. The following is an open letter to Dr. Laura written by someone […]

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Soul Foodie

Part 1 Hospitality. What comes to mind when you hear that word? What’s your definition? Here’s one that comes from Catholic priest Henri Nouwen: “primarily the creation of free space where the stranger can enter and become a friend instead of an enemy. Hospitality is not to change people, but to offer them space where […]

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