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A Canaanite woman and Charlottesville, Virginia: a reflection on Matthew 15

I imagine the range of sermons preached this weekend in the U.S. from the Gospel reading assigned in the Revised Common Lectionary will vary widely. A challenging passage at the best of times, given the national mood following the events … Continue reading

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Summer book group anyone?

Recovering from a staph infection that required hospitalization has forced me to slow down considerably. My energy levels are low, and my ability to focus has been drastically reduced. I am definitely on the upswing, but recovery is going to … Continue reading

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50 trees for 50 years

My friend and neighbor Luella and I celebrate a milestone birthday this weekend – we were born on the same day 50 years ago. I’ve never really been one for celebrating my own birthday, but 50 feels significant, and so … Continue reading

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The main thing

In the early 1990s I lived in Lubbock, Texas. One of the men who took me under his wing in that strange new land was Dr. Carl Andersen, founding director of the Center for the Study of Addiction at Texas … Continue reading

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