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Christianity is easy if…

Christianity is easy if…

Christianity is easy if we ignore the experiences of people who aren’t like us. I understand the Christian experience and I interpret the Bible according to my own experience. I read Psalms every day and bask in the themes of God’s love and goodness to me. But some of...
Fall 2020 – Adult Christian Education

Fall 2020 – Adult Christian Education

Adult Christian Education for Fall 2020 has began! Groups will run until the week of December 13. Sunday mornings, 9:00-10:15 – Bible Study of the Gospel of Mark, facilitated by Rodrigo Cardoso. This group will start on Zoom while we work through protocols...
The Pause of Holy Saturday

The Pause of Holy Saturday

Holy Saturday is a quiet, somber day any year, but even more so this year. This morning I read in Matthew about the laying of Jesus’ lifeless body in a tomb and sealing it closed with a large rock. The Spirit of God brought to my attention verse 61 of Matthew chapter...
Responding to Fear

Responding to Fear

Last Thursday thirteen people died in one New York hospital alone. Emergency rooms in the city are in chaos. Parking lots are being used as triage rooms. And this is not on the other side of the country – this is next door, not more than two hundred miles away. I’ll...
In the Temple of Silence

In the Temple of Silence

Not a single other person was out on the rail trail with me this morning. The air was still. I stopped at Unkety Brook to gaze out on it for a while and sensed I was in a Temple of Silence. Silently sap is running in the trees. Silently shoots are forming for next...

Reflections at the Vernal Pool

The air was crisply clean and shimmering with sun particles out on the rail trail this afternoon. After feeling restricted and shut in the past few days, being out in the open and smiling at people refreshed me. I passed several spring vernal pools alive with the...