Monthly Archives: September 2012

Waiting for an answer to prayer…

This is a story about flip-flops. Not to be mistaken with my previous post this week about praying for a real way out. Hold back the laughter please. My old flips flops were about two years old, still technically usable … Continue reading

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Looking for a way out…

Something a friend wrote struck me this week: “I’ve found the best way to subvert an oppressive economic system is simply to give gifts. And receive gifts. The more, the better.” This inspired me to write down a prayer for … Continue reading

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Wisdom from Nouwen: “Holding our Ground”

In a world so full of social and political turmoil and immense human suffering, people of faith will often be ridiculed because of their so-called ineffectiveness.  Many will say:  “If you believe that there is a loving God, let your … Continue reading

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“the things that make for peace”

An excerpt from a letter I wrote to a new friend: I guess I see our democratic context lying within the same root that Jesus challenged in the 1st century: hierarchy, power, and human rule. Given Israel’s history in exile, … Continue reading

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“Hard Work” on Labor Day

I’m reposting my friend’s journal entry for Labor Day. …I was just reading an article yesterday about a currently popular theologian, and at the end of the article his wife described him as a “workaholic.” I think that’s supposed to be a … Continue reading

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“Jesus didn’t seek the rights of lepers”

I’m reading about Father Gregory Boyle’s experience working alongside gang members in LA. His book, Tattoos on the Heart, has this quote in it that was like a flash on the page when I read it last night. I’d like … Continue reading

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