Tag Archives: new life

Magdalene

They were called Magdalene Houses, after the woman who was friends with Jesus. From the 18th to the 20th centuries, they offered refuge to single women who had become pregnant: a safe place to bear a child, screened from the … Continue reading

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The Dream of a Common Language

Last week, I spent some time reading a set of reflections on the faith lives of Millennials. This has, of course, become something of a national sport among those in the “religion sector;” we’re all trying to figure out why … Continue reading

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Boys and Brothers: Begging for Blessings

While not purposefully excluding girls and sisters, it seems that boys and brothers have a tough row to hoe in the bible – especially in the beginning.  Just four chapters in, when brothers Cain and Abel bring their offerings to … Continue reading

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What if?

During yesterday’s church services The Rev. Deborah Meister asked the parishioners at St. Alban’s to close their eyes and imagine what they’d do if they knew time was short.  By the end of the exercise we were asked, “So what’s … Continue reading

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Just Believe

At the 5:30 pm service of Holy Eucharist at St. Alban’s Parish on Sundays sometimes a sermon gives way to a group reflection.  Tonight, after hearing from scripture about conversion and resurrection  (Paul’s experience on the Road to Damascus and … Continue reading

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Good Friday

“Then he bowed his head and gave up his spirit.” John 19:30b And in that single moment, the course of our human existence changed.  The sin-filled path we had been dashing headlong down, since that monumental “crunch” as Adam and … Continue reading

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Getting theah from heah

Monday afternoon dawned clear and cold, so I made my way to Great Falls Park. Just as I was setting out upon the trail, a man hailed me and ran to catch up with me. Pointing across the river to … Continue reading

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