Your Longing

Dear Church: In my Easter message I quoted the poet Ranier Maria Rilke: “Go to the limits of your longing.” The line comes from his Book of Hours. The full poem is as follows:      God speaks to each of us as he makes us, then walks with us...

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It’s Holy Week, Y’all!

Every spring I watch astounded by the new life that sprouts from the trees, flowers, and vegetables in my back yard.  Little miracles are happening everyday in my back yard. And at the same time, I cannot help but also think about the death and decomposition that is happening in...

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The Beginning of the End

Friends, Of the Christian holy days, Easter is my absolute favorite. The music is loud (and we know I love some loud music), the words are triumphant, the flowers are fresh and blooming for Springtime, and there is the incredible joy of the resurrection. But Lent is heavy, Y’all. This...

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“The Work That Remains” by Rev. Daniel Pryfogle

Dear Church: This Sunday following worship the congregation will continue its discussion about extending the interim process. I realize now that this is how we should have framed the discussion — “extending the interim process” rather than “extending the interim pastor’s contract.” I am a resource for the process, but...

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