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Going Back

A former attendee, now downgraded to visitor, went back to the old church downtown for the noon midweek service. She parked west of Westnedge in front of the overflow lot for Gonzo’s Big Dog Brewing Co. at the edge of … Continue reading

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Aromatics, Part I: You had me at “the blessing of the backpacks”

“You anoint my head with oil; my cup overflows.” –David, Psalm 23:5 The website for our nearest United Methodist Church outpost had this curious write-up: Blessing of the Backpacks: August 27th during the 10:30 a.m. service. Bring your backpacks to … Continue reading

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Confessions of the Tarred and Graveled

“Be hospitable to one another without complaint. As each one has received a special gift, employ it in serving one another as good stewards of the manifold grace of God.” 1 Peter 4:9 NASB I went to bed unsettled last … Continue reading

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Blood & Bone Duet

“Your mother is a woman, and women like her cannot be contained” –Warsan Shire “She took as much care as if she had been the mother of us all, and served us as if she had been the daughter of … Continue reading

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The bread & the cup

Last Friday I got an e-mail from church complete with a bobble-headed caricature of my pastor standing professor-style next to a blackboard with a pointer stick.  He reminded us that we were studying the vine and branches text and to … Continue reading

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Oh, Carolina

Can we talk about this North Carolina law that requires transgendered people to use the bathroom of the gender on their birth certificate? ┬áCan we just acknowledge that this is a law that badgers and provokes a very small group … Continue reading

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