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March 1, 2012

The reflection this week is offered by Michael Schut, Economic and Environmental Affairs Officer for the Episcopal Church For our waste and pollution of your creation, and our lack of concern for those who come after us, Accept our...

December 6, 2011

[Episcopal News Service] Hotel 64 on Gordon Road features a nice breakfast spread. On a recent morning, I sat next to Professor Jesse Mugambi, a theologian from Kenya, who has a slightly unnerving tendency to keep a smile on his face while...

April 5, 2011

I am writing this on Ash Wednesday. This evening an ash cross will be smeared on my forehead. I will be reminded that I am dust, and to dust I shall return. I will be reminded that, like Adam, I was formed from Earth. Stewardship is...

March 23, 2011

"To live, we must daily break the body and shed the blood of creation. The point is, when we do this knowingly, lovingly, skillfully, reverently, it is a sacrament; when we do it ignorantly, greedily, clumsily, destructively, it is a...

August 19, 2010

"He defended the cause of the poor and needy, and so all went well. Is that not what it means to know me?" declares the Lord." -- Jeremiah 22:16 When I last wrote here, I titled the piece "Copenhagen: Jesus with a Bullhorn." I wrote...

April 18, 2010

Today’s scripture readings are replete with hopeful images and stories. In today’s psalm, David exalts God who has lifted him “out of the depths,” healed him, and brought him “up from the grave.” God turns David’s “...

December 8, 2009

Imagine you are home. Not necessarily the place where you lay your head to rest each night, but the place that feels like home in your bones, in your heart. Remember the laughter, the tears; maybe the snap of the fall air flushing your...