Monday, January 24, 2022

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    Hope

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    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...

    In Remembrance

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    Dense

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    The Legacy of September 11th

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    Declaring Our Independence

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    Gray

    May 31, 2020 Last night Some of my city burned This morning after surveying The remains I decided to finish painting My dining room table: blue And the chairs Confederate gray Irony not...

    Making Peace

    A version of this sermon was preached at the First Baptist Church of Hyattsville on Sunday, December 6, 2015.  The Scripture texts were Malachi 3.1-4 and Luke...

    Utopia

    On a recent Sunday afternoon trip, Kristen and I visited the village of Rugby, Tennessee, a 19th century experiment in egalitarian society founded by...

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