Monthly Archives: September 2006

all saints and the irs

The plight of All Saints Episcopal Church was in the news again this week. All Saints is a large, influential, and progressive congregation in Pasadena, California. (read: important distinction – progressive) Just prior to the Presidential election of 2004, the … Continue reading

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read the ingredients

Christians around this country and beyond will celebrate “World Communion Sunday” on the first Sunday of October. The day was initiated in 1936 by the Presbyterian church as a response to our world’s warring madness. The goal of the founders … Continue reading

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good ideas

Donita had a good idea this week. It’s time to revamp the bulletin she suggested, and she had a sample of a format that was appealing to all of us. But it’s now 4:49pm on Friday and she, Terri, and … Continue reading

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offense given

A vatican first, an apology from the Pope. Still the violence incited by the Pope’s quotation of an ancient and derogatory reference to Mohammad continues to swell. News of the apology was frontline news in the so-called Western world, but … Continue reading

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when them is us

We shuddered again yesterday at the news of yet another school shooting somewhere. Except this one wasn’t over there, this one was here. In St. Louis. Not in a “public” school. But in an elite Christian academy in West County. … Continue reading

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nine minutes or less

The kids are both at school, the house is ready for the cleaning lady, and I had nine (now 6) minutes to reflect on the morning news. Impossible. I did however spend (or waste?) the missing three minutes reading about … Continue reading

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9/12

I confess that I did not listen to the President’s address last night. But as I read CNN Quick News this morning I was troubled that our President had reassured Americans of the connections between 9/11, Afghanistan, Hizbollah and Iraq. … Continue reading

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some refreshing tragicomedy

From Michael Lerner’s way too serious Tikkun page, I read the most delight and insightful article on the plight of America’s laborers. Given that I’d just preached on this very subject, without such incisive wit!, I was particularly appreciative of … Continue reading

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