Monthly Archives: December 2013

Dr. Michael Peppard on Pope Francis

Michael Peppard was a colleague of mine at seminary and did a great job on MSNBC this morning. He echoes Pope Francis’s challenging words to those of us in the “have” category. It’s a reminder to me that we love … Continue reading

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A for Advent, and Amos

The daily office readings for the year begin with a clear note of challenge: Thus says the Lord: “For three transgressions of Israel, and for four, I will not revoke the punishment; because they sell the righteous for silver, and … Continue reading

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Mandela, Advent, and the art of waiting

I can’t help but notice a wonderful connection between Joan Chittester’s words about the lessons on waiting that Advent teaches us, and the words of Desmond Tutu on how 27 years of waiting in prison fashioned Nelson Mandela in to … Continue reading

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a wee bit provocative

We begin the first midweek Advent program Wednesday night with a Service of Prayer for Justice and Peace from the Iona Community. It’s a beautiful service, and we will adapt it for the season by weaving together evening and advent … Continue reading

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