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  • I Am Racist

    Published September 2, 2015

    It has been a journey to this confession. Like most white people and other white Christians, I do not want to think that I have unfair advantages in life just because I’m white. Nor do I want to think that I have contributed to the damage and system of racism in our congregations and our country, but I have. I am firmly convinced that we have been conditioned to perceive black and brown skin as threatening, as dangerous, as lesser.

    When I’m sitting at my desk or having a mealtime conversation I don’t think this way at ...

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  • A Season of Peace begins

    Published September 2, 2015

    A Season of Peace begins this Sunday, and continues through World Communion Sunday on October 4. Included in this time of daily reflections are September 11 remembrance, the International Day of Peace on September 21, and the Global Week of Action against Gun Violence (beginning September 24). Please join us in an intentional time of reflection and prayer this month. 

    The 2015 Path of Peace daily reflections are organized around weekly themes of Peace in the Family/Nonviolence in our Households, Peace in the Community/Neighborhood, Human Rights, and We Are Stronger Together/Thinking About Our Systems and Structures. To ...

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  • Here Comes the Groom

    Published September 2, 2015

    I was so grateful to spend time with the leaders of Union Church in Hong Kong recently, and especially for the chance to preach.  You can find a video of my sermon, "Here Comes the Groom!" (based on Matthew 25:1-13, the Parable of the Ten Bridesmaids) by clicking here.

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