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The unpopular appeal of Lent

February 21, 2017

What are you giving up for Lent? That question is one that has haunted me for as long as I can remember. Growing up Catholic, giving something up for Lent was a given. It usually involved the removal of sweets or chocolate when I was a child. As an ...

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Engaging the hearts of youth, and introducing them to the rock

February 9, 2017

What can we rely on in an ever-changing world? Who can we turn to in the brokenness and craziness that seems to be all around us? These are questions that people, especially youth, feel pressed to know the answers to.

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A Highway… to HOPE

February 1, 2017

Life has already been in the fast lane for many of us and we haven’t even gotten out of January. Let’s recap what has happened for the past few weeks or so, starting with Martin Luther King Jr. weekend, and moving forward.

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Building Beloved Community

January 13, 2017

During his life, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. intimated that “everyone could be great because everyone could serve.” In the uncertain times that we find ourselves in as churches and society, making a sincere commitment to community-building and ...

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Take time to be an epiphany

January 5, 2017

It’s always easy for me to remember when Epiphany starts. That’s because January 6 is my late grandmother’s birthday. This year, she would have been 112.

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'Mary had a baby'

December 19, 2016

Sometimes the unplanned journey takes you exactly where you need to be. On a visit home to New York this past November, I had time to explore Manhattan in the early hours of a brisk Saturday morning. Heading to my third funeral in eight weeks, I ...

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