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Monthly Archive for June, 2021

Tell It Slant – Reach for It Mark 5:21-43, NRSV Reflections The day I married Amanda, however, I bore my scars with pride. All those years before, I thought they told a story about a neurotic queer who was broken and deranged. I thought they were a symbol of my failure. Something shifted when I […]

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Tell It Slant – The End of Pretending Luke 14:1, 7-14, NRSV Reflections Ignore the pecking order — or worse — upend it? Don’t network, don’t schmooze, don’t brown nose? Open my heart and home to people who can do nothing for me? People I have no affinity for? People I can’t impress, earn favors […]

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Tell It Slant – Conduits of Mercy Matthew 18:21-35, NRSV Reflections Maybe retaliation or holding onto anger about the harm done to me doesn’t actually combat evil. Maybe it feeds it. Because in the end, if we’re not careful, we can actually absorb the worst of our enemy, and at some level, start to become […]

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Tell It Slant – Catastrophes and Fig Trees Luke 13:1-9, NRSV Reflections We live in a finite world where everything is dying, shedding its strength. This is hard to accept, and all our lives we look for exceptions to it. We look for something strong, undying, infinite. Religion tells us that something is God. Great, […]

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