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Jesse tree – Scripture readings and symbols for the Advent season.

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As the season of darkness falls on our northern hemisphere, I invite you to join with me and repent, turn around toward the light. Advent points us to the light shining in the darkness, bringing hope. And that hope might be followed by peace...

An all-knowing/omniscient god would know what it takes to convince me!

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Hi everybody, as you all know I am not convinced a god exists.

Now if you haven't seen this before "An all-knowing/omniscient god would know what it takes to convince me!" This is what the thread is about.

However, here is where my problem...

It is time ... 2020 Advent/Christmas/Solstice/Whatever Music Thread

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It's a month until Christmas Eve so I deem it an appropriate day to kick off our annual thread of seasonal music. I am trying to keep it as open as possible so basically, if it is music related to a celebration, religious or secular, that happens...

From an essay written by me twenty years ago:

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“Science has taught us that everything has a cause; a reason. We are not simply the victims of circumstances which are beyond our control. We are beings endowed with free will and effective power to choose what shape our future will take. The...

Prophetic Words from the Sixties

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The Ostrich
Song by Steppenwolf

We'll call you when you're six years old
And drag you to the factory
To train your brain for eighteen years
With promise of security
But then you're free
And forty years you waste to chase...

The Seven Grandfather Teachings

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I'm a bit late starting this, as we move into Week 4 of the 7 next week in my Tuesday night group.

But if you're interested in comparisons with Christian texts/ethics, I offer the following:

1. Humility. Look to wolf, working for the good of...

A Disney Princess Theology?

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Wow. I've never thought of myself as a Disney Princess before. But I can sort of recognize myself in this:


Anyone else see their reflection in this mirror?

Holy Troublemakers

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Found this on Facebook:

IS that what we think the church is? Could be? Should be? A community of Holy Troublemakers? In the comments for the post Sad Jesus (the poster) refers to John Lewis' admonition to "make...

Room For All

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In November 2010 I started a thread on Wondercafe called "Room For All". My hope was that it would be a safe space to share life's joys, challenges, celebrations, concerns, and the everyday bits of our lives that make us who we are. Little did I...