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  • For 12/14/13 “Speaking of Religion” page–

    “The poor you will always have with you,” Jesus said.  Pure statement of fact.  There will always be those who lack the physical, mental, social, or emotional resources to provide for themselves in any given economic system, so “deal with it,” Jesus says.  “Deal with …

  • Wed., Feb. 27, 2013–For “Speaking of Religion,” Bennington Banner, March 2, 2013 — This I (Don’t) Believe

    A while back, National Public Radio sponsored a series of reflections entitled, “This I Believe,” in which people from a variety of walks of life spoke and wrote about what they trust in, “what they know for sure,” as Oprah puts it, what they have …

  • Early Christmas Eve, 2012

    Even if we haven’t heard the story for a long time, we at least vaguely remember the characters– Mary and Joseph, the shepherds, the kings or the Wise Men (we rarely remember the word “magi”), and the angels. Then, of course, there’s Jesus, the one …

  • Wed., Dec. 19, 2012 – The Light shines in the darkness…

    The sanctuary at Second Congregational Church was full this past Sunday of folks who had come for our annual Christmas pageant and Jesus’ birthday party, but also of folks who needed to come together, maybe longing for a word or a reason or some way …

  • Wed., Oct. 31, 2012

    I’ve decided to use this blog to share with you some of my weekly learnings from my Positive Psychology course. I welcome conversation around any of this material and hope that you find it helpful. The current “module” we’re in has to do with Change, …

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