Posts from November 2014

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HAPPY FEASTS AND PAINFUL PASTS

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It’s a week before Thanksgiving.  It’s also Native American Heritage Month.  Little children are making construction paper Pilgrim hats and Indian feathers and, in classroom programs throughout the land, re-enacting that feast of the Pilgrims and the friendly Indians who helped them survive with their native agriculture.   It is perhaps what we wish could have […]

SAME BIBLE, DIFFERENT EYES

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Harvest season, Thanksgiving; what better time to think about our connection to the earth.  Years ago I bought a T-shirt to support one of my daughter’s school fundraisers (one of those other things that tend to “blossom” as one nears the holiday season).  On the front it featured the phrase, “One with the earth.”  A […]

SACRED SPACE AND STEEPLE CLIMBING

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Devil's Tower

How would those of us who attend traditional-looking churches like it if steeple climbing became a passionate pastime for an avid group of adventurers?  On any given Sunday morning perhaps you would find one or two folks scaling those walls outside while you came there for worship.  Would that feel like a violation?    I experienced […]