Monthly Archives: August 2011

Paul’s Letter to Us

  I wonder what Paul would write to our community.  I wonder what he would say to us—to us as we struggle to live as a community of Christians in a post Christian world; to us as a congregation trying … Continue reading

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Something There Is That Does Not Like a Wall

Do you remember the poem  ”Mending Wall”  by Robert Frost?  It goes like this, Something there is that doesn’t love a wall, That sends the frozen-ground-swell under it, And spills the upper boulders in the sun, And makes gaps even … Continue reading

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An Encounter in the Borderlands

First he ignores her.  Then he dismisses her.  Then he insults her.  Can this be Jesus?  Jesus whose own neighbors and kin ignored him.  Surely he would know the pain being ignored can cause.  Can this be Jesus—Jesus of Nazareth … Continue reading

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Lurking in the Crowd

I was raised on dog stories—especially Thurber’s Dogs which my Dad delighted in reading to my brother and me over and over and over again.  By the time I got a dog of my own, I knew that dogs had … Continue reading

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