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Archives: February 2022

Feb 24, 2022 - Amy Norton

This Sunday, we mark the Transfiguration- the story from Luke's Gospel when Jesus communes with Moses, Elijah, and God atop a mountain, to the astonishment of onlookers Peter and James. We call it the 'transfiguration' because Jesus's face changes and becomes suddenly radiant. It harkens back to the story of Moses renewing Israel's covenant with God atop Mt. Sinai: his repeated meetings with God left his face so shiny that...

Feb 17, 2022 - Kent French

Six days you may work and do all your tasks, but the seventh day is a Sabbath to the Lord your God. Do not do any work on it. Exodus 20:9-10a

The Sabbath was created for humans; humans weren’t created for the Sabbath. Mark 2:27

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Feb 09, 2022 - Susan DeSelms

Dear friends,

"A history of a people is not measured by how much they suffer, but how they overcome suffering. African-American culture and Jewish culture do share that in common: struggling against the odds. That’s what life is. I think these two groups have made an art form out of it.”

- Elmore James, co-star of Soul to Soul

We will...

Feb 03, 2022 - Thomas Mitchell

Happy Friday, y’all!

In my last semester of divinity school, I’ve decided to dedicate more time to reading for myself, rather than just for class. Most recently, I finished Wholehearted Faith, Rachel Held Evans’ posthumously published book that was partially finished by her dear friend Jeff Chu. The last chapter of the book, “Dwelling In Sabbath,” includes...