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Commentary: A few books for 2019

Denver, Colo., Jan 4, 2019 / 04:47 pm (CNA).- It’s probably a little late for retrospectives, but if you’re planning your 2019 reading list, here are six great novels and memoirs I read in 2018. I am not including on this list my perennial favorites, but I am not limiting …

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Commentary: My New Year’s Wish List

Here is my wish list for the New Year. As justice advocates inspired by the teachings of Jesus and the writings of our sacred texts, these are among the things I wish for in the New Year. I pray that together we can move the needle forward on all of …

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Commentary: May Your Days Be Merry and Bright

Tis the season for love, light, and wonder … right? Most years, I am a huge fan of Christmastide. Like many, this enjoyment was formed in my childhood; particularly the year I believed that I saw Santa Claus traveling in his sleigh across the moonlit Ohio sky to deliver presents …

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Commentary: Welcoming Travelers is what we do

A new kind of networking is taking place among immigrant-welcoming UCC congregations across the United States. We don’t know who helped Mary, Joseph and their baby flee to Egypt, but our congregations are finding ways to welcome strangers, today. I can share one of the most recent examples of welcome …

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Commentary: The Promise of Hope That We May Be One

Six siblings and their significant others gathered together, weary and full of anxious anticipation. Events beyond their control the past few years had challenged and sometimes threatened to fracture the deep-rooted love between them. In addition to their divided loyalties for NFL teams (how is it possible for a family …

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Commentary: Peace on Earth? What Peace?

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword.” Matthew 10:34 In this Advent season, this time set aside to reflect upon the birth of Jesus— an Afro-Semitic Palestinian who was forced with his parents to …

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