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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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Late We Come? The Need for Unapologetic Affirmation that Black Lives Matter to the White Church

“We come to the march behind and with those amazingly able leaders of the Negro Americans who, to the shame of almost every white American, have alone and without us mirrored the suffering of the cross of Jesus Christ; they … Continue reading

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Serving Ecumenically is My Profound Joy!

When our family arrived in Denver, CO, in March of 2003, the snow from one of Colorado’s largest storms was still melting. Our daughters Danielle and Daryn were 9 and 6 years old, respectively, and neither had ever seen snow. … Continue reading

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Public Schools and the Public Good

The Social Contract We Have ‘Left Behind’ Consider this definition of justice from the Rev. J. Philip Wogaman, the retired pastor at Washington, D.C.’s Foundry United Methodist Church: “Justice is the community’s guarantee of the conditions necessary for everybody to … Continue reading

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