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A Fourth of July Ritual

Every Independence Day since Ian was 10 he and I read both the Declaration of Independance and Frederick Douglas’ full speech, “What to the Slave Is the Fourth of July?” (He’s read a good deal on Douglas). Today will be … Continue reading

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James’ Faith & Works

What James’ “faith and works” discourse might read like in the USA context: “What good is it, my brothers and sisters, if someone claims to have the “right” position on a civil or moral issue in the name of faith, … Continue reading

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World Refugee Day

This is a prayer written for the Williamsburg Christian Church family in remembrance of World Refugee Day. El Roi, the God who sees, you are the God of the displaced and oppressed, and as El Roi, you see them. Help … Continue reading

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A Juneteenth Prayer for 2022

I wrote this prayer for the Williamsburg Christian Church family, adapted and revised from one written by Peter Englert. If you want a brief sketch of what Juneteenth means I encourage you to read the great article by my sister … Continue reading

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About Unity

A faith community that takes hospitality seriously is never comfortable. They are committed to doing the hard work of drawing close to “the other,” despite the fear and vulnerability. They resist the urge to side-step the disruption of transformation with … Continue reading

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