Monthly Archives: May 2013

Truck pullin’

Civic engagement sometimes feels like pulling an 8 ton truck – except some folks take it literally. On June 7 – 9, internationally-renowned performance artist William Pope.L is asking Clevelanders to manually pull an 8-ton truck for over two days … Continue reading

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People, Governments & Peace

I like to believe that people in the long run are going to do more to promote peace than our governments. Indeed, I think that people want peace so much that one of these days governments had better get out … Continue reading

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Whose Side Is God On?

Bible excerpt from Psalm 124 “If it had not been the Lord who was on our side, when our enemies attacked us, then they would have swallowed us up alive…. Our help is in the name of the Lord, who … Continue reading

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Cash the Check

Excerpt from Psalm 4  “Know this: the Lord takes personal care of the faithful.” (Common English Bible) Reflection by William C. Green It’s one thing to know we are loved and respected, another to act on it. But the less … Continue reading

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In a Dark Time

Theodore Roethke In a dark time, the eye begins to see, I meet my shadow in the deepening shade; I hear my echo in the echoing wood— A lord of nature weeping to a tree. I live between the heron … Continue reading

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The Religion of Feeling (not just for evangelicals)

Rob Bell’s “Ginormous” Mirror [note: and often ours] To read Love Wins and Bell’s other books is to read about our fascination with ourselves. Christianity Today – May 13, 2013 – Mark Galli, Editor As far as I can tell, any classic, … Continue reading

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No Act of God Caused Chicago Schools to Close

By Rev. John H. Thomas, the former General Minister and President of the United Church of Christ,  now a professor and administrator at Chicago Theological Seminary. Follow his timely, provocative writings on the issues of our day. http://www.ctschicago.edu/alumni-outreach/blogs/john-thomas-blog May 23, … Continue reading

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The Next Normal – Religion, Faith, & Spirituality in 24 countries; 9-30 yr. olds

Religion, Faith and Spirituality for Millennials 2013 “The Next Normal” – First truly global portrait of the millennial generation, exploring 9-30 year olds across 24 countries. In exploring Millennial attitudes toward religion, faith and spirituality across the globe, we found … Continue reading

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God’s Grandeur

Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil Crushed. Why do men then now not reck … Continue reading

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The Christian Imperative for Greening and Sustainability – UCC Architects’ Fellowship

[preface to presentation by Bill Green] God’s Grandeur Gerard Manley Hopkins (1844-1889) The world is charged with the grandeur of God. It will flame out, like shining from shook foil; It gathers to a greatness, like the ooze of oil … Continue reading

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