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Zebulun Treloar-Reid
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I Come For the Eucharist
This is a piece I wrote after my first meeting with a spiritual director, where he saw me light up about the Eucharist. It was something I promptly wrote, sent in for the church newsletter, and then set aside. It wasn't until this week, in conversation with...

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Delving into the Story
The other day I found myself at a reception for an ordination in the church basement. And I gravitated, as I often do towards the clergy. The bishop and his wife joined us. During the conversation, his wife, a talented actress and dancer, asked me about my ...

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Dear United Methodist Siblings: A Letter as You Head to General Conference
Dear United Methodist Siblings, It feels strange for me to write to you, because I am not one of you anymore, but I have come to the conclusion that I will always be connected to you. Through my family, my work, and my history, we will always be linked. I w...

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"Do You Want to Be Made Well?" A Reflection by the Pool of Beth-Zatha
Preached at Trinity Episcopal Church, Iowa City on May 1, 2016 Gospel text: John 5:1-9 When Jesus saw him lying there and knew that he had been there a long
time, he said to him, “Do you want to be made well?                Take a moment to imagine the turm...

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An Invitation to Holy Saturday
Holy Saturday is the odd child of Holy Week. We have washed feet, retold the story of the institution of the Eucharist, followed Jesus into the Garden of Gethsemane, heard the cries of "Crucify Him!" and marked with silence his death on the cross. And then ...

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Ashes at the Pizza Place: Breaking Bread
Breaking Bread is a ministry that always surprises me. It began as a conversation about how my friend does beer & hymns and the possibilities of doing church in a bar. The image I had of my friend's ministry somehow being morphed into a ministry of The Epis...

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Advent with the VA
We have entered an "in sickness" time of our marriage and are working toward new health. Jamie went into the VA early the Monday morning after Christ the King Sunday. My Advent began with what has become my new regular routine, going to work, taking care of...

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Advent with the VA
We have entered an "in sickness" time of our marriage and are working toward new health. Jamie went into the VA early the Monday morning after Christ the King Sunday. My Advent began with what has become my new regular routine, going to work, taking care of...

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Advent with the VA
We have entered an "in sickness" time of our marriage and we are working toward new health. Jamie went into the VA early the Monday morning after Christ the King Sunday. My Advent began with what has become my new regular routine, going to work, taking care...

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White Friends: It was Us
I have had a long commute recently, and on the road I have been thinking about white superiority, not just as the mentality of a fringe group, but as an ideology that dates back before the founding of this nation and continues to plague its policies and pol...
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