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Keeping Our Lamps Burning

Faith in a Time of Climate Peril Within a song or hymn, one can often find insights into how to cope with setbacks and hardships. The old African-American spiritual “Keep Your Lamps Trimmed and Burning” presents a dim reality: a … Continue reading

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Casting Out Our Pride

Confrontation and Confession in Charlottesville The events in Charlottesville this weekend remind me how dangerous it can be to be proud of your identity. In the midst of that ultimately violent confrontation, I was proud to see Presbyterian clergy among … Continue reading

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Sanctuary, for the Word and for the People

You’ve surely heard of sanctuary congregations, restaurants, universities and cities.  You probably have listened to their political opponents snark and snarl when they say the word “sanctuary”.  But it is a religious word that they are politicizing.  I write to … Continue reading

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Faith for a World In Crisis

(Defending the Common Good, Part 2) “Come…for I was hungry and you gave me food, I was thirsty and you gave me something to drink, I was a stranger and you welcomed me,   I was naked and you gave me … Continue reading

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