The Ides of June

What whirlwind times! Not daily, but hourly national news brings head-spinning alerts of one precipitous crisis, one chaotic scramble after another, everything happening so fast it’s hard to keep up. Enough to send have us all breathing into paper bags – coping mechanisms majorly in play! I’m grateful to prophetic...

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Our Congregational Psalm

On Sunday, May 7, we re-imagined the 23rd Psalm as a congregation in worship using words and situations from our own lives. This is the result. God, you are my… husband, wife, children, nurse, friend, mother, father, brother, nanny, minister, neighbor, grandkids … I have everything I need. You make...

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Already? But wait, what?

How can it be May already – the year almost half past, but wait! I’m still not used to writing 2017! May already, and students are preparing to graduate high school when wait, weren’t they were just toddling down the aisle for children’s time? Maybe it’s getting my Medicare card...

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Is Truth Dead?

You may have seen it, posted or at a newsstand: the most recent Time magazine cover, solid black with bold red lettering. “Is Truth Dead?” The cover is a deliberate take on the iconic cover from the sixties, same black and red graphic, only this asked “Is God Dead?” Now...

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“Understanding Islam” Series in Palo Alto

from Supervisor Joe Simitian: We are lucky to live in one of the most diverse places in the country. Without understanding the diverse cultures around us, however, misconceptions abound. That’s why I’m co-hosting and moderating an “Understanding Islam”series with the Commonwealth Club this spring. All panels will be from 7:00pm – 8:30pm Rinconada...

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Now is the Time

In a recent Sojourner’s article “Now is the Time for Faith to Flourish” Jim Wallis makes this assertion:” I believe at the heart of this election campaign was the deeply biblical, theological, and spiritual issue of how we treat the “other.” This struck a chord already sounded at a recent...

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