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Remembering The Ones Who “Fit the Description”

The description wasn’t very specific: sex, race, age range. But the wealthy elite were sufficiently disturbed that they sent law enforcement out in force, with a tacit understanding that a blind eye would be turned towards any “overly aggressive tactics” … Continue reading

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Listen: A #StayWokeAdvent Lectionary Reflection

The lectionary omits portions of today’s passage from 2 Samuel to make the reading shorter. The first time I read it in its entirety, it seriously cracked me up: Did I ask you to build me a house? David thought … Continue reading

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Black Lives Matter: a #StayWokeAdvent Lectionary Reflection

Some people complain, “Why does it have to be black lives matter? All lives matter! It should be #AllLivesMatter.” A voice cries out: In the desert prepare the way of the LORD! Make straight in the wasteland a highway for … Continue reading

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Penitential Advent: A #StayWokeAdvent Lectionary Reflection

I never understood the penitential aspect of Advent until tonight. When I was very young, Advent and Lent were both purple penitential seasons with little to distinguish between them. By the time I was in college, the seasons had been … Continue reading

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