Monthly Archives: December 2012

The Piccolo and the Tuba – A Christmas Reflection

by William C. Green for the United Church of Christ Pension Boards  Of all the exciting moments at my ordination service one thing stood out: a funny little duet for tuba and piccolo. “We are fools for Christ’s sake,” said … Continue reading

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Keep Courage

Bible excerpt from Hebrews 10:32-39 (Good News Bible) — “Remember how it was with you in the past…You suffered many things, yet were not defeated by the struggle… Do not lose your courage.” Advent Reflection by William C. Green We do … Continue reading

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Honest Agnostics

United Church of Christ Stillspeaking Writers Group – January 2, 2013] Bible excerpt from Proverbs 1:1-7 (Good News Bible) – “To have knowledge, you must first have reverence for the Lord.” Reflection by William C. Green “Knowledge” comes from a mid-English … Continue reading

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The true meaning of Christmas–and human nature

adapted from Ben Witherington – December 2012 What are we intended to be…. and to do? Christmas is the perfect time for thinking about this. At Christmas we celebrate the Incarnation, when the Word of God is understood to have … Continue reading

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Christmas and other religious traditions

Credit: Routledge Companion to the Study of Religion (1999) and weekly multifaith conversation group Shaker Heights, Ohio: contact William Green longlooking [“at”] gmail.com Christianity Celebration of the birth of Jesus who came to be called Lord and Savior, December 25th. … Continue reading

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The Realities of Life in the West Bank: A Christian Perspective

The Henry Jackson Society – Democracy, Freedom, Human Rights – @henryjacksonsoc from invitation to a discussion at the House of Commons, London, December 12th. (note brief bio sketches below) The Palestinian Authority is home to an ancient Christian Arab minority, who … Continue reading

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Human Rights Day December 10 – report to UN about women’s rights

Women’s Cultural Rights: Empowering and Transforming Realizing women’s cultural rights can play a key role in ensuring that women’s rights are respected more widely. Farida Shaheed, UN expert in the field of cultural rights, proposed to shift the paradigm from … Continue reading

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