Chris Iosso

Why Warren should stay in: An Anti-Sexist Case

Warren gave as her core motto at the end of the last debate a reference to Matthew 25, seeking to recognize herself and the divine even in the “least of these.” Whatever the ideological fine points, there she spoke to

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The Committee on the General Assembly (COGA) has a very weighty set of decisions in front of it. The General Assembly, currently scheduled for June 20-27, 2020 in Baltimore, MD, likely cannot be held physically during that time frame. Yet the church is mandated to have one in 2020, and


The Rite To Weep Over Jerusalem

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A Tradition to Counter Historical Amnesia. For everyone following the common lectionary, this Sunday (March 17) includes what is called Jesus’ “lament” over Jerusalem, Luke 13: 31-35. His weeping occurs as the city comes into view in chapter 19, verses 41-44. Jesus’ journey to Jerusalem is the framework for Lent,


Lent and Unrelenting Brutality

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A Reflection and Prayer for Ash Wednesday “Emergency” is the right word for the brutality that borders so much of our manageable, even comfortable lives. Today, a friend recalls the prophet Joel’s call: “Rend your hearts and not your garments.” (Joel 2:13). Lent calls us to see more of the

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