Archive for ‘September, 2009

Of Creation and Purpose

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Last week in this space I reflected on Bishop Spong’s new book on Eternal Life and a new religious consciousness beyond traditional theism. I appreciate Spong’s bold iconoclastic approach to matters of faith, and, as I said, Spong has given us fresh and mature language with which we are more able in a post-modern context […] Read more »

Of Eternal Life

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The Beth Murray Sunday School Class at All Saints is beginning study of Bishop Jack Spong’s latest and perhaps last book entitled Eternal Life: A New Vision: Beyond Religion, Beyond Theism, Beyond Heaven and Hell. I’m really excited about the book, so I’m sitting in on the class. In some religious circles Spong is considered […] Read more »

Of Good and Evil

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Theologians have pondered forever the problem of evil in our world. The great problem is of course, “Why would a God whom we say is loving allow bad things to happen in the world God loves?” It’s a good question to which there are no easy answers. The escape route is to say that it […] Read more »

Of Health and Wholeness

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It’s hard not to be thinking about health care in our country right now. It is dominating the airwaves and cyberspace. It has prompted me to get out my own policy and try to figure out what my coverage is; I’m still figuring. The debate has certainly heated up conversations around dinner tables and civic […] Read more »

Of Life and Labor

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As we approach this coming Labor Day we will remember in our prayers this Sunday all who labor. We will specifically pray for justice in the workplace, justice being an imperative both in Hebrew Scripture and in the Gospels. Worker justice in our country continues to be a serious issue. The issue was the reason […] Read more »