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"Omnia Sunt Communia" (Everything is Common)

by Rev. Michael Ellick
August 24, 2014

Just short of 3 years ago, during the height of the whole Occupy Wall Street thing, some friends of mine and I got into this disagreement with another church. And it got a little heated: there was some public unpleasantness. And I won't say the name of the church, but this church just so happens to be one of the largest land owners in Manhattan - the NY Stock Exchange literally pays to exist...

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Democracy in Tatters

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
August 17, 2014

“Do not suppose that I have come to bring peace to the earth. I did not come to bring peace, but a sword. Matthew 10:34; Peace I leave with you, my peace I give you. I do not give to you as the world gives. Do not let your hearts be troubled and do not be afraid.”I had lunch with an old and good friend yesterday. He is a European and dresses very well. I’ve known him...

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New Dog, New Tricks

by Micah Bucey
August 17, 2014

(presented at All Souls Bethlehem Church) Ancient Testimony: Matthew 15: 10-28Now, I know I’ve just met most of you, and I hope you’re thinking I seem like a pretty nice guy, but you might as well know right off the bat that I was an ornery, ornery child. My preschool...

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Nicknaming Hive Disorder

by Rev. Dr. Donna Schaper
August 10, 2014

I have a problem. Maybe you have some version of it too. The problem is that there is an increasing number of matters on which I have no comment. Worse, I have nothing to say. Not just nothing to say that hasn’t been said. The problem is worse. It is a kind of spiritual and conversational isolationism. Let’s nickname it quietistic quiet. The topic of Gaza comes up. I go quiet. The topic...

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