10/03/2014 An Autumnal New Year What
a beautiful time of year to remember the source of all life, be mindful of
harmful actions and directions we have taken, and return to our Creator with
thanksgiving as a new annual cycle begins.
07/25/2014 When War Is No Longer An Option Has the worth of life become cheapened through being a nation and world that now seems to have a chronic “war disease”?
07/10/2014 A Good Word from the Ancients Sometimes the very idea of “God” can seem far away. We seem to be imbued with a soul that is more like an ocean than a solid rock. Closeness with God comes and goes like tides reacting to the pull of the moon. And like the moon, life itself seems to pull us closer and further from God as we move through times of feeling full and luminous to times we feel hidden and overshadowed.
06/26/2014 Pride and Transformation More and more I am convinced that we have only begun to understand how the Spirit is changing the world through human rights movements.
06/10/2014 Pride Tide Apprenticeship As we move into Pride Month and the Summer season, I find myself thinking about the spiritual practice of discipleship.
05/27/2014 MCC Is Such a Drag! Reflections on the contributions of the performing community
05/01/2014 When One Hurts Reflections on the Life -- and death -- of David Olyn of South Africa
04/11/2014 Holy Week Journey Our Easter traditions have become comforting and familiar, but it is important to remain mindful that in 1st century Jerusalem God-talk was a high-risk endeavor.
03/14/22014 40 in the Wilderness There is a prominent faith community analyst, Gil Rendle, who suggests that a majority of mainline Christian denominations have been in the wilderness for about 40 years.
03/07/2014 Lenten Journey The season of Lent has begun, and we will be exploring Jesus' journeys and encounters
02/28/2014 Words The way we choose to frame our experience is a great indicator of what our future will hold. There is a spiritual dynamic that seems to hold true: our words hold much power in shaping our destiny.
02/14/2014 Just Enough-Ness Exploring social justice works and visions as a central part of our worship journey.
02/07/2014 Practicing Peace-Building Practicing love and reconciliation again and again, and building community through that spiritual practice.
01/31/2014 Home Musing about a spiritual home - A place where we are free to grow. A place that will ground us when we feel scattered, and allow us to share beyond ourselves with generosity and care to bring home to others.
01/24/2014 Status Update When is the last time you did a Spiritual status update? How are you expressing your connection with Spirit?
01/16/2014 Soul Rights Proudly supporting the Nigerian LGBTQI community in their quest for freedom, and proclaiming the message of
Jesus’ radical idea of the inherent worth of all as children of God.
01/09/2014 Winter The
natural cycles of our planet still offer us important ways to engage the wisdom
of our spiritual traditions. The outer
seasons are mirrored in our inner life.
12/20/2013 A Compassionate Light The winter Solstice, the birth of the child that would embody the Life-Light, and creating a spirit of compassion for the creatures around us.
2012 1213 Under Construction Visiting NYC Cathedral of St. John the Divine, its unfinished tower and its chapel housing the Keith Haring triptych on the Life of Jesus evokes thoughts on building Community in Tampa MCC.
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