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Spiritual Exile

Spiritual Exile

JEREMIAH 29:13-14 When you search for me, yes, search for me with all your heart, you will find me. I will be present for you, declares the Lord, and I will end your captivity. I will gather you from all the nations and places where I have scattered you, and I will bring you home…

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A Prayer for the New Year

A Prayer for the New Year

A Prayer for the New Year God of mystery and majesty, clear our clouded minds and show us you are here, among us and within us. You are we and we are you. Reveal yourself everywhere, in everyone! Show us the cosmic multitudes of our being reflecting your grace to and through us. Pull the…

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Esoteric Jesus

Esoteric Jesus

Welcome to Esoteric Advent! This season, we’re exploring the mystical side of Jesus, both his teachings and his birth story. To do so, we’re using many of the texts found at Nag Hammadi, Egypt, in the 1940s. These nearly-lost Coptic papyri are from a number of different Gnostic schools, all of them focused on esoteric…

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The Scarcity of Community

The Scarcity of Community

The Scarcity of Community As we head into the Thanksgiving holiday, many of our tables overflowing with more delectable dishes than we could consume in a lifetime, I’d like to present, well, some food for thought. We waste a staggering amount of the planet’s natural resources, especially food. Countries like the U.S. and Great Britain…

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Hope’s Path

Hope’s Path

Eleven-year-old Hope flew down the brownstone stairs and bounced outside, the formidable wooden front doors slamming closed behind her like the resounding retort of a canon. The crashing of the doors echoed off the graffiti-and-ivy covered walls of her little Roosevelt Park neighborhood. A few tourists ducked. Locals didn’t flinch. They were used to this…

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Sinners and Saints

Sinners and Saints

Saints and Sinners by Claudio Delgado. http://cubanartbeat.com/product/claudia-delgado-23-5-x-31-5-painting-on-canvas-7/ Sinners and Saints In practically any dictionary of The Bible, a saint is defined as someone “distinct because of their relationship with God.” In the ancient Jewish tradition (in Psalms 31.23 and 148.14, e.g.) the word “saint,” like so many ancient Hebrew words, has more than one meaning….

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