Category: Church for Writers

Hope and Bob Dylan

About a week before Bob Dylan was honored with the Nobel Prize in Literature,  a mighty powerful thought came to me. I had been talking to a friend about the way we often distort our thinking. Suppose a loved one

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The Necessity of Hope

I can’t seem to make myself stop beginning the day with a dose of world news. This morning I read about the many political assassinations in Russia, and about the thousands of deaths and nearly unfathomable misery the people of

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white-Christian-evangelical

Nowadays, “white”, “Christian”, and “evangelical”, are loaded words. White can mean oppressor; Christian can mean ignorant; and evangelical often means bigot. Since I could be called a white evangelical Christian, I frequently take offense at the way they are used.

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Trump and Evangelicals

Recently I read that four-fifths of “evangelicals” intend to vote for Donald Trump. As a writer, I’m all about words. And a common word that concerns me is evangelical. I’ve been a churchgoer for about twenty-five years and a believer

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Love Everybody?

I try to write a Church for Writers post at least every month, and this month I meant to offer some thoughts about the religion of evolution. But then a man entered a nightclub in Florida and killed and wounded

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Purple Rain

For no particular reason I can recall, I never quite connected with Prince, except that every time I happened to hear ”Purple Rain”, I thought, Whoa, that’s some mighty fine blues. And now Prince died. I read a few articles

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Rapture and the Indomitable Spirit

So many people I care about have died this year, which is not yet four months old, I have wondered if the rapture may have arrived. For those lacking knowledge (or opinions) of the rapture, here’s a Bible passage: 1

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Emotional Growth = Spiritual Growth

I was a mess. Some months after the end of a seventeen- year marriage, my kids were in San Diego and my job was in Chico, northern CA. I had arranged to take my mother on a cruise on the

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Who Would Jesus Vote For?

Selections from his SERMON ON THE MOUNT Now when Jesus saw the crowds, he went up on a mountainside and sat down. His disciples came to him, and he began to teach them. Beatitudes He said: “Blessed are the poor

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Losing Faith?

A dear troubled friend recently told me she lost her faith. Although I understand what she means, I don’t believe her statement. In the world I see, nobody loses his or her faith. If faith goes, it’s because a person

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