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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    January 22, 2019

    Hear the Pennies Dropping

    And so, our widow, bless her heart, lives from hour to hour, supported by the gossamer threads of her own unpretentious faith, and slips out of the...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    January 15, 2019

    Unveiling Reality

    An epiphany is a manifestation, an appearance, perhaps of something that was always there but overlooked or excluded out of habit and tradition,...
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  • Written By: Carmen Lau
    January 11, 2019

    The Fallacy of the Assumed Premise

    Jesus did not let religious or secular cultural norms cloud what was truly worthwhile. He embodied an expansive gospel. Sometimes, this debunked what...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    January 08, 2019

    Sing, and Keep Walking

    To be human is to live in paradox. We are made of earth but aspire to the heavens. We wish to be infinite but are bounded on all sides. We want to...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    January 01, 2019

    The Edge of Innocence

    On New Year’s Day we come the closest to innocence that we are capable of as adults during the cycle of seasons in the year. We are done with the old...
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  • Written By: Alisa Williams
    December 31, 2018

    Editor’s Choice: 10 Notable Articles...

    In 2018, we published over 750 articles online, covering a diverse array of topics that included art, music, church history, social justice, current...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    December 25, 2018

    The Light Coming Into the World

    We read these verses of John’s gospel, especially within this Christmas hour, as we might read the letter of a relative who, long ago, writes to a...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    December 18, 2018

    A Scandal We Can Live For

    Advent for me means the coming of the Christ-child into this world, through the back door of the world, under the silent stars of the world, for the...
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  • Written By: Ken Curtis
    December 14, 2018

    A Time to Breathe

    Once again, we find ourselves in the midst of the season that celebrates the birth of Jesus — that moment when the one who breathed the breath of...
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  • Written By: Barry Casey
    December 11, 2018

    No Guarantees

    From within our comfort zone the Advent story is theologically safe, hermetically sealed, predictable in its results. It’s a ritual we cannot do...
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