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Luke Rembold
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Sacred and Profane in Holy Week
sacred space  shared with strangers stumblers on the setting in the cavernous sanctuary hushed whispers of anticipation the moment building growing moving the music of humanity accompanied by piano and the snore of the man behind me What is sacred? What is ...
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Christmas Letter 2014
Disclaimer: I actually wrote this 2 weeks ago and just remembered to finish it up today, 12/23. Whoops.  It was on my list today to write a postcard or letter to some friends, and as I pulled out my stack of postcards (my preferred method of communication) ...
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Detroit, or Bright Eyes on Faded Fabric
Bright eyes on faded fabric The still-burning souls of places neglected no- forgotten As they gather in a heap by the road. Repurposed anew art in the cinderblocks and cement of the empty city Life in what is always described as the desolate wasteland of De...
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2014 General Assembly Newsletter Reflection
Abound in Hope From June 12-21, 2014, I was lucky and privileged to attend the 221st General Assembly (GA) of the Presbyterian Church (USA) in Detroit, Michigan. My service there was as an observer (rather than a voting representative of our presbytery) and...
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Thank God for teachers
I don't know as students that you are ever fully aware of just how much your teachers care about you that long after you are gone they strive to keep track of what you are up to genuinely invested in each of your successes and failures it is like playing a ...
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The Grand Canyon
Red rocks ringed with ridges of white bright spots in the dull grey of
desert layers levels long for the horizon reaching for that last lost expanse of uninterrupted sky. See the colorado bend twist and turn as it yearns for its everlasting home in the gulf...
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There's 3 kids on the side of the road to Jericho...
We'd come to the Dead Sea in a cab, paying 60
shekels to get there from Vered Jericho, after paying 400 shekels in cash that
morning to our hostess at the hostel (since she preferred that to the credit
card). We'd also received a business card from her that...
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New Perspectives on the Way to Jericho
The
other day, in order to get from Jerusalem in Jericho, Emily, Megan,
and I had a cab called from the hotel we were staying. Because it was
Friday, we were having some trouble finding a cab, but the hotel
receptionist found us someone who would drive us (...
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Understanding the Beatitudes
I have never much cared for the beatitudes of Matthew, specifically that first one: "Blessed are the poor in spirit , for their's is the kingdom of heaven. What does that even mean? I far prefer the pragmatic, action-based physical reality of Luke, "Blessed...
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David and Goliath
The young
boy stood in the center of the road, his slingshot in his hand. Above
him loomed the giant, a power that had defeated the boy's fathers and
grandfathers. Everyone else fell back behind the boy, fearful and
scared to draw too close to the giant. Ye...
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