FAITH VOICES

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Preaching Prophetic Imagination

Recently, our Faith Table listened to a Walter Brueggemann discussion of “What is a Prophet?” Brueggemann’s book, Prophetic Imagination, was written 40 years ago, but it is creating new discussions about how faith leaders can help their members navigate a cultural environment of conflict and false narratives. The concept of prophetic imagination can help us look beyond the discouraging […]

Equality, Justice, Love, and Peace

Bold and Wise – Rev. Alycia Erickson

This week, Rolling Stone released an article about U.S. House Representative and Civil Rights trailblazer John Lewis. “I hate to say it, but I think we’re in deep trouble,” Lewis told Rolling Stone’s Jamil Smith. “You worry about our future, as a people and as a nation. Sometimes you’re afraid to go to sleep, to turn off […]

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Ceaseless Prayer – Rev. Neema Caughran

Prayer is not an activity that competes with other activities; it is the basis of every activity. Work is prayer. Writing is prayer. Gardening is prayer. Since the intention of prayer or meditation practice is to come face to face with Mystery, the unity of prayer and action is essential. Prayer purifies intentions. With prayer, no other […]

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The Is – Pastor Marnie Leinberger

When I was in my early 20s, a friend gave me the book, “Illusions: The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah” by Richard Bach. I wasn’t much “into” religion and would have rejected anything dogmatic. This was the perfect book for me at the time and had a profound affect on my understanding of, and relationship […]