Hopi Elder’s Prophecy

About a year ago, I was made aware of this prophecy. It has been living in me ever since, slowly gaining a strong hold. It simply won’t let go. There are a few phrases that I speak more than others. I wonder which phrases come alive for you. In any

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One word for 2014

It was Esther Emery who spoke about the idea of one word. One word that sets the intention for a year. In 2013 it was “Awake!” And this year it is “Ambition.” Not easy words. The shouldn’t be. In fact, Esther is sick about it, but for the grace of

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Why I want to homeschool

I have a High School diploma, a M.A., a Ph.D. and a M.Div. I have spend more years in formal education than I like to add up. Most of those years I have struggled with the institutions I was part of. I have been critical in many ways, and yet,

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Leah’s Mother’s Day Red Dish

Ingredients: Rad Papers (Red Peppers) Polmgranit (Pomegranate—red cherries will do in a pinch) Love Apol (Appel) Cut into smallish pieces. Pulse a few times in the food processor and bake in the oven for two minutes. Let cool. This, according to Leah, is a healthy alternative to red velvet cake.

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A tweet ≠ information

There are certain stories that get told over and over again, and they become part of our lore. Yet, we never really investigate them. One of these is the story that all humans are connected by six degrees of separation. I heard a story on NPR once, a psychologist was

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You did laugh

I am taking a class on using theater as a pedagogical tool in religious settings. We are focusing on the story of Sarah and Abraham for the remainder of this class and were asked to write a monologue about one of the characters in the story. Here is my short

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Rereading Freire

It has been interesting to reread Paulo Freire after so many years. It was at least 25 years since my last reading. Much has changed. Most strikingly, the language of oppression has changed. The dichotomy of oppressor and oppressed is no longer used in the same manner as Freire used

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Build First Community and then the Church

Last Saturday, Angela and I attended an Easter Vigil service. I like that service, because in progressive Christian circles, it is the most unapologetic Christian service of year. Only the die-hards will come. It is very much unlike Easter or Christmas when many people come who only come twice a

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Progressive Christianity and #occupy

The Christian ideal has not been tried and found wanting. It has been found difficult; and left untried. G.K. Chesterton I have thought for some time that one of the reasons we are still talking about #occupy is that it gave us hope. This movement provided a spark that was

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Finally Facebook no more

Well, it took me a year, but I did it. I cancelled Facebook. It was high time and I wonder now why it took me so long. A year ago I stopped Facebook for Lent, that quintessential Christian time of the year where you can see if you can do

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