Tag Archives: Faith

Poem: What If

What if, when Gabriel called,Mary said, “No”; And, John baptizedwith water for repentance,but no baptismof the spiritfollowed; And, he lost his headafter Salome danced,to be forgottenas one more fanatic; And, no one washealed in body or spirit, andhad no need … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Thanks Giving

thanks (n): an act or statement of gratitude giving (v): to offer an object to someone else This Thanksgiving season, I have been hearing al awful lot of grumbling. Those making such statements fall into two opposing groups. One grumbles … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: History

history (n): the narrative of events, usually written by the victor and those in power, easily skewed to a specific view point on the events, especially when working with a set of alternative facts Black Lives Matter rallies, marches, kneel-ins, … Continue reading

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Lent-It-Go

Growing up in a Baptist tradition, the Lenten season was no emphasized.  We were supposed to be deprived all the time, sinful nature and all, not just for 40 days per year.  Later, getting to know some friends who came … Continue reading

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Give Us This Day: A Year of Devotion

When I was in college, I had a friend who was into reincarnation, past lives, etc.  She told me that I was a Chines monk some centuries before.  Cool idea.  As I do not consider the past, nor the future, … Continue reading

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Interpretation

interpretation: (n) an understanding of an event, situation, or text according to pre-existing assumptions

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Dept. of Alternative Facts: Thanksgiving

Thanksgiving (n): traditional holiday in USA on which we contemplate what we are grateful for in our lives, usually followed by lots of food and family fun

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Faith of Our Fathers (and Mothers)

Spending a week with one’s parents as they age, helping with meals, running errands, and keeping up with family and friends, walking alone from home to Dad’s assisted living facility twice each day, and waking up on East Coast time, … Continue reading

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From the Bookshelf: Jesus and After, the First Eighty Years, by E. Bruce Brooks

I view knowledge and faith as two methods of thought which emphasize different factors.  Knowledge asks about facts and data.  Faith asks why something is important.  Knowledge can be observed and repeated (scientific process).  Faith gives meaning to events.  Knowledge … Continue reading

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Theatre Review: Antigone

There is a reason that some stories have been told, and retold for generations.  The last time we saw a production of Sophocles’ Antigone was about 20 years ago at the Shakespeare Theatre in Washington, D.C.  Friday evening, we saw … Continue reading

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