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Admit It!

You are sure, aren’t you? You know that America is cleansed of its racist past. Now that we have had a black President, and read Oprah’s magazine, we must be color blind. You’ve seen the playing field, and it is … Continue reading

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Pentecost 11: Prejudice Defiles

The Gospel Reading for this Sunday is Mathew 15:1-28   The plague we are fighting today is not simply Covid-19. It is prejudice—the prejudice that keeps us from listening to people’s cries—the prejudice that fills us with fear, anger and … Continue reading

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Pentecost 5 Racist? Who me?

The second reading for the Fifth Sunday of Pentecost is Romans 7.15-25a     When I hear people of color today cry out against systemic racism, I want to reply, “I’m not racist.” I want to object that this country … Continue reading

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Pentecost, the Spirit, and the Murder of George Floyd

This coming Sunday is Pentecost. One possible First Reading is Numbers 11.24-30 which relates the one-time, special, but official outpouring of the Spirit of God on a select group of elders of the Hebrew people. Two men, Eldad and Medad, … Continue reading

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Advent People during Anxious Times

I returned to the congregation I served as pastor for a dozen years and was refreshed by the community of Christ and a service of Lessons and Carols for Advent.   I was thirsty for Advent. I don’t buy into … Continue reading

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Ferguson Is Bigger than Any Grand Jury Decision

All this fuss over waiting for a grand jury decision!   But there is more to the story than Michael Brown lying dead and Darren Wilson having pulled the trigger. Of course the tragedy of that single death is immense. … Continue reading

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