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Salt and Light

It was raining all day and it’s been cold for the last few, so, as I’m extremely sensitive to cold (my whole body aches to the bone and it takes me hours to warm up again), I stayed in while my husband […]

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How Much is Enough?

Going deep takes time. I recently got into a fight with a friend about busyness in which I used the line, “You are not a victim of your schedule.”  She responded that her availability does not dictate how much values me.  I […]

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Putting the Ocean Back in Devotion

As my birthday gift to me, I took the day off from work and study to enjoy what has been the nicest day in 2014 so far outside.  I spent some time at a beach, though not as much as I would […]

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Go Deep (aka, Fishers of People)

Last night was our priest’s final liturgy as the rector of our parish .  (It feels weird saying”our” as we’ve only been going there since October and, honestly, I don’t quite feel like we fit [yet] but that’s partly me.  It takes […]

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“Feminism”

Reading the Bible as a citizen of a super power is a lot like reading the Bible as a man, especially a white one.  Or, at least a lot like experiencing the benefits of sexism in biblical interpretation and implementation in contemporary […]

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Unity

Some theologians think that agency  is the mark of the image of God in humanity: that is, being free is being imago dei.  We bear the image of God in our freedom to command our own destiny in a way that plants […]

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Freedom

Yesterday’s sermon was based on part of the portion of Scripture known as the Sermon on the Mount (Matthew 5:17-37).  It began by stating that the desire for freedom – to think, to assemble, to feel, etc. – is not merely an […]

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In honor of Valentine’s day: excerpts from a final about friendship

Nerd Alert: this post has footnotes!  What follows is about three pages (gratuitously long, I know) of a five-page answer to one of my final exam questions last quarter: “Many people have said much about love,” writes 7th century Christian monk, Maximus […]

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Self Defense

I took a self defense class for women last night.  While it was therapeutic to punch some pads to practice the moves we were being taught to get away from a hypothetical attacker, we were practicing moves to get away from a […]

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The Good Samaritan

I grew up, as most church kids did, hearing the parable of the Good Samaritan, seeing it in all its flannel-graph glory.  It was clear who we were supposed to like the most in the story, who we were supposed to want […]

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