Patricia Templeton

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April 27, 2011

Easter begins with an earthquake. Somehow, in all the many times I have read Matthew's Gospel, I never noticed that before. But as I read the scripture lessons for Easter this year, it jumped out at me immediately. "After the Sabbath...

April 14, 2011

One church was founded by slave owners, the other by former slaves. On a recent cold, wet winter night their spiritual descendants crossed the divide that separated their ancestors and came together to share a meal, to talk, and to listen...

October 17, 2010

Their religious traditions are different, but they all agree on one thing – true happiness is the purpose of life. "Happiness is about right relationships; with God, with the self, and with the other," Presiding Bishop Katharine...

September 1, 2010

Like many Americans I watched the news last weekend and saw the pictures of people gathered on the mall in Washington, D.C., at the foot of the Lincoln Memorial. There conservative talk show host Glenn Beck stood at Lincoln's feet,...