Archive | December, 2011

See How the Proud Are Scattered

by Bruce Sanguin This posting originally appeared on Bruce Sanguin’s blog Visit his blog for more postings, webinars, and podcasts on Evolutionary Christianity. A: The Dream It’s curtain time but the melody escapes me. And I have forgotten my glasses, so I cannot even read the words to the song that I have not memorized. […]

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Crafting Prayer at Christmas

by David Sparks Canadian Tire tells us that you can buy a Hisense 32” LCD TV for $249 and Zellers remind us that on Dec. 16th all Christmas decorations are 60% off. The ever present flyers are symbols of the great “holiday season” marketing campaign. The prayer crafter is challenged to push through the commercial Christmas […]

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A Perfect Christmas Quandary

by Susan McCaslin Some Reflections on Chapter 1 of my new book, Arousing the Spirit (Wood Lake Publishing). Why would a book exploring the mystical side of Christianity begin with a chapter on perfectionism? Well, many of the great mystics talk about the “ladder” or “scale of perfection” as a metaphor for ascending stages in […]

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What We Read This Week

What We Read This Week

Each week, we bring you interesting stories from around the web. Here’s what caught our eye this week! FAITH Christmas in the Holy Land Fear not. . . .” As I focused my eyes on the swath of dark blue above me, stars came into view. I blinked, remembering where I was: in a church, […]

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A Democracy in Distress

By Donna Sinclair It starts with the morning newspaper, rescued hurriedly from the icy driveway by either Jim or me. Whoever brings it in is the first to get the prized front section. This has led to my getting up earlier. Since the paper usually arrives around 7:00, it is useless to get up at […]

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