It doesn’t quite fit…yet

Lots of changes going on in my world. Our family moved across the country, we dropped our daughter off for her freshman year at college and I'm trying to figure out what to do with the rest of my life. But, hey, where better to do that last thing than in NYC? I'm writing this from a completely over-stuffed apartment in the city. Even after getting rid ...

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Willing to Be Wrong in Your Walk of Faith

In my Presbyterian tradition (PCUSA), we talk about being reformed and always reforming. In the United Church of Christ (UCC), they say that God is still speaking. Both statements are ways of communicating that our understanding of who God is and who we are called to be is ever changing and growing. Other traditions may criticize us for implying that God changes or accuse us of "changing God" to fit ...

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Being Angry without Being Hateful

There is a lot to be angry* about right now, but to allow that anger to transform us into hateful creatures is to defeat ourselves instead of the ones who are causing our anger. Go ahead and be angry. You do well to be angry—but don’t use your anger as fuel for revenge. And don’t stay angry. Don’t go to bed angry. Ephesians 4:26 (The Message translation) Anger isn't a bad thing. ...

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