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    Walking with the Good Shepherd

    Texts: 1 John 3: 16-24 and John 10:11-18 Like many millions of people not only in the United States but around the world, I...

    Listen to the Groans

    Text: Romans 8:22-27 Some months ago, a friend referred me to an article in the July/August 2020 edition of Faith Today entitled “Listen to...

    Abide These Three: Faith

    Text: John 14:1-14 The first sermon in the sermon series "Abide These Three: Faith, Hope, and Love" Originally preached May 18, 2014 When we look at the...

    Abide These Three: Hope

    Text: Lamentations 3:1-6, 14-24 (Todd is reading in this recording from the TANAK) and Revelation 21:1-7 The second sermon in the sermon series “Abide These...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 1

    After listening to Clint Smith speak in an interview about his book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 2

    While planning my daughters’ homeschool history lessons I stumbled across Wheatlands Plantation about an hour away from where we’ve been living in Tennessee. Not...

    Ashes, Ashes, We All Fall Down

    There are two traditional Scripture readings associated with Ash Wednesday.  The Gospel lesson is Matthew 6:1-6, 16-21 in which Jesus gives His disciples instructions...

    In Remembrance

    This is my first MLK Day holiday after five years in Canada where the third Monday in January is just another day, the start...

    Dense

    Ah, the colors of fall. Orange, red, gold, russet, and … pink. Yep. October is National Breast Cancer Awareness Month and, if you have...

    Heritage of Hate

    The intense national debate over the removal of Confederate monuments often boils down to questions of intent and affect. What was the original intent...

    A Watchman for Our Souls

    On Tuesday, author and journalist Neely Tucker sat down with Kojo Nnamdi to discuss the release of Harper Lee’s new/old novel, Go Set a Watchman. I had...

    Daughters of Rizpah: Working Through Trauma

    Buttry, Sharon A. and Daniel L. Buttry. Daughters of Rizpah: Nonviolence and the Transformation of Trauma. Eugene, OR: Wipf and Stock Publishers, 2020. Sharon and Dan Buttry...

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    A Review and a Reckoning Part 1

    After listening to Clint Smith speak in an interview about his book How the Word Is Passed: A Reckoning with the History of Slavery...

    A Review and a Reckoning Part 2

    While planning my daughters’ homeschool history lessons I stumbled across Wheatlands Plantation about an hour away from where we’ve been living in Tennessee. Not...

    Maybe Magic

    This was the year My children stopped believing in magic The year they realized Santa's gifts, The Easter Bunny and even The trinkets left by garden fairies Under their...

    Rising

    3/27/22  You can only seeThis sunrise through the treesTo that line of mountainBecause spring is still tryingTo find its way to this altitudeBecause the branches...

    Faithful

    March 31, 2021 Remember How the earth is faithful As soil sends shoots Through dark sod Waves recede and encroach Pulled by a moon They do not know Yet are known by Rooted...

    Poetry

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    A Psalm