Category Archives: Prayer

Two Necessary Seasons of Life: Pruning and Dormancy

by BECKY ELDREDGE http://www.ignatianspirituality.com/19578/two-necessary-seasons-of-life-pruning-and-dormancy/ Last year my prayer life told me it was pruning season. After years of being in the full bloom of my outward call, it was time to re-evaluate life’s commitments. God was inviting me to a … Continue reading

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Preaching as a sacrament.

I was supposed to do a bit of travelling today, but the recent fall of snow has put a stop to the idea. So, instead I have settled down to continue my longterm theological project of reading Karl Barth’s Church … Continue reading

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Inspired by love and anger

Inspired by love and anger, disturbed by need and pain, informed of God’s own bias we ask him once again: “How long must some folk suffer? How long can few folk mind? How long dare vain self interest turn prayer … Continue reading

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A Hoodie quoting the Bible in Congress and being kicked out

Will we ever see hoodie wearing MPs quoting the Bible? by Gillan @ God and Politics in the UK Can you imagine this ever happening in the UK Parliament?  Democratic Congressman, Bobby Rush, donned a hoodie on the floor of … Continue reading

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Shane Claiborne: Barriers to Compassion in the City of Love

  by Shane Claiborne 03-22-2012 | 2:09pm "The Feeding of the Five-Thousand," Attributed to Ambrosius Francken the Elder. Via Getty Images. Last week, Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, announced a citywide ban on “outdoor feeding” of the homeless. This ban which … Continue reading

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Pastors who struggle and some advice…..

Wednesday Festival: Get Rid of your Crappy Pastor by noreply@blogger.com (Mary Beth) Rev David H writes at Called to Passion about how a congregation can get rid of a crappy pastor: I simply cannot count the number of complaints that … Continue reading

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Dressed in Gentleness

Dressed in Gentleness by prodigalkiwi “Once in a while we meet a gentle person. Gentleness is a virtue hard to find in a society that admires toughness and roughness. We are encouraged to get things done and to get them … Continue reading

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