No distinction between body and spirit

I read a good amount of Wendell Berry's essay "Christianity and the Survival of Creation" for the sermon yesterday. I wanted to pull out one of the quotes that didn't make the sermon but nonetheless is fascinating to me. Berry, a farmer and a writer, speaks about the dualism between

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"That's Why We Have the Hot Water Spigot…"

Lunch time in the church office is usually a casual affair. Someone will pull a card table out into the Narthex and we’ll gather a few chairs around it, and whomever is available will bring their lunch to the table to eat together. One day last week I commented on

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Julia Esquivel Wrote About Easter in Powerful Ways

The exiled Guatemalan poet, Julia Esquivel wrote about Easter in powerful ways during the 30 years in which Guatemala suffered unspeakable political violence, as thousands of indigenous peoples were murdered, and whole villages were destroyed. Esquivel became as a leading voice for peaceful nonviolent resistance and a witness to the

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A Multitude of Drops

The first time that Chelsea and I were able to see a movie after adding Anjali to our family, we had a choice between Argo and Cloud Atlas. One of them won Best Picture...and we didn't see that one. We decided upon Cloud Atlas because of the pretty commercials and

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Moving Forward

Last week we celebrated Martin Luther King Jr’s birthday, remembering a prophetic voice of justice in the struggle for civil rights and racial equality. One of Dr. King’s most famous speeches is his “I Have a Dream” speech, given during the August 28, 1963 March on Washington. In it, King

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History rewards the bold

There once was a Methodist pastor in London, England. He started a mission ministering to the poor and downtrodden in the Victorian times. He got some second hand army uniforms...

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