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Category: faith & religion

January 23 2018

Call to Worship: Deuteronomy  One: God you speak to us in so many ways: from other lands, from new voices, and from these very pews. ALL: God, helps us to know when the prophets in this place are speaking your[…]

January 15 2018

UPDATE I’m back! Obviously, I have not been keeping up. Sorry about that. I have not given up!  A little tweak will be to offer a prayer or two each week that may be of help if you are in[…]

December 31 2017

After a FB post in December 2016, it’s now been a year that the Church for Church Workers Facebook Group has been connecting and engaging.  While activities have and will continue to change with the rhythms and seasons of life, I am[…]

November 3 2017

[UPDATE 12/04/17]: As it sometimes goes with the gig life, another opportunity presented itself and I have decided to accept the part-time position of Interim Director of Coaching with the Center for Progressive Renewal. CPR is based in Atlanta, but I[…]

October 18 2017

Optional Pastoral Prayer Check back here on on Friday or Saturday for a pastoral prayer in response to any of the week’s happenings in the world. Call to Worship: Exodus One: God, even when we do not know you, you[…]

September 11 2017

Optional Pastoral Prayer Check back here on on Friday or Saturday for a pastoral prayer in response to any of the week’s happenings in the world. Call to Worship: Psalm 114:1-8 One: God, let your people not flee from you[…]

September 4 2017

Optional Pastoral Prayer Check back here on on Friday or Saturday for a pastoral prayer in response to any of the week’s happenings in the world. Call to Worship: Psalm 149:1-9 One: God, your people gather this day — ALL[…]

August 27 2017

Call to Worship: Exodus 3:1-15 One: When stormy waters are engulfing whole communities — ALL: God, here we are. One: When words and acts of hate are given room to flourish — ALL: God, here we are. One: When we[…]

June 14 2017

A few years ago I wrote a prayer in response to gun violence and the overwhelming number of gun related incidents that week. Sadly, the normalization of gun violence in the United States continued to escalate. The news continues to[…]

June 15 2016

In 2012 I published a post about the slippery slope of the church’s rejection and condemnation of LGBTQ folks, namely that it would continue to lead to people being killed. I am sure people felt like, yes, there is violence[…]

January 14 2016
#40WordPrayer Lenten Devotional by Bruce Reyes-Chow

I am so very excited about my Lenten devotional from Westminster John Knox Press, 40 Days, 40 Prayers, 40 Words: Lenten Reflections for Everyday Life, affectionately known as #40WordPrayer. I had a great time writing this and is, in many ways, a[…]

December 14 2015
BRC and Friends — Kathy Khang and Laura Mariko Cheifetz: Holtzclaw, Asian Americans, and Race

[embedyt] http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Fliwcx5hhA0[/embedyt] Episode details: December 14, 2014 9:00am-9:30-ish, PST Youtube Link Episode Recap: Introductions Complexities and cautions of talking about Holtzclaw, Mixed race realities, oppression competition. Asian American invisibility, Black/white binaries, how white supremacy uses whiteness. Asian Asian understanding and convenience of[…]

December 1 2015

It is hard to believe that 25 years ago Robin and I exchanged marriage vows. We have been through a great deal since then: occupational wanderings, financial roller-coasters, parental adventures, and everything else that comes with 25 years of better, worse[…]

October 5 2015

[image: Gage Skidmore] Dear Gradye, Dude. With the letter to Donald Trump that was sent out last week, the “Jesus was not political” faction of our dear Presbyterian Church (USA) must be flipping out! I can’t imagine the messages and calls[…]

July 28 2015

Thanks for taking the time to find out more about the monthly AAPI Twitter Chat on Race. I hope that, whether you participate in real time or after it happens, that you will find something that is helpful for your own[…]

July 12 2015

So are you getting ready for Lent 2016? Yes, I know, it’s not even the end of summer and we have not even sniffed Advent, but can you ever really start too early preparing for Lent? Okay fine, you probably can start[…]

June 9 2015

My blog series, The Person Behind the Project, is one where I interview individuals who are doing interesting and meaningful things in the world. I not only talk about their projects, but try to find out what makes them tick[…]

June 8 2015

It’s official, I have become a Presbyterian Pillar. And I am proud to be one. Recently the office of Compassion, Peace, and Justice announced the formation of the Pillar initiative where people can designate giving towards particular passions, thus helping[…]

May 20 2015

There has been so much great stuff written over time about race that there is no way to find the best list of blog posts to read about race. That said what I have given you in this post are some[…]

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