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With Regard to Charleston: Why I Want Us to All Stop Praying for a While

Here’s a terrific article by Rev. Crystal St.Marie Lewis on the importance of doing what’s right beyond simply praying. We are the hands of God. We are responsible for the well-being of Earth and its creatures. Rev. Lewis has alo published a recent book, “By the Waters of Babylon.”

Regarding Charleston: Let’s All Stop Praying for a While

 

 

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i’ve been misquoted

This is a terrific meditation on spiritual literalism.

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FullSizeRenderThe first book I read for my first class in seminary had a cartoon on the cover. The class was a Hebrew Bible class; its professor, a renowned Oxford man. And the first book we were assigned was entitled simply, What is the Bible?[1] It was written by a scholar named John Barton, and, as I say, featured a cartoon on the cover. The cartoon pictured a bearded God sitting on a cloud reading a copy of the Bible. God is frowning, clearly perturbed. Above his head is a thought bubble. I’ve been misquoted, God thinks.

Looking back, I can’t think of a better way to have begun seminary than with that cartoon. Because in one smirking stroke it invited all the first-years into the world of biblical literature. This isn’t what you think, the cartoon hinted. It isn’t what you’ve heard. And if you have ever opened the…

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Life, Reality and Stem Cells – Part 1

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The Songs We Sing…

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The Christmas Story

 

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