Monthly Archives: January 2014

The Problem with Names

We Christians have sorted ourselves out by name, imaging that our names are of supreme importance and essential to our identity. I’m a Methodist. Our tradition got its name because John Wesley and his Christian buddies at Oxford were methodical … Continue reading

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Pat Oldham, Woman of Faith

Pat Oldham, a member of a former congregation, died today. During my years there Pat served in almost every capacity, official and unofficial. More than serving as committee member (and chair), lay speaker, UMW leader, etc. Pat was a woman … Continue reading

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Ezra & the Outsiders

The book of Ezra in the Old Testament shows conflicting attitudes toward outsiders. Most famously, Ezra ends with the push for the Israelite men to get rid of their foreign wives and their children. These wives are leading the men … Continue reading

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