Posts Tagged Meditation

Broken Religious Community: The Flip Side to Hope and Chanukah

I’ve outgrown the furrowed-browed warnings of a sky that is perpetually falling. I’ve outgrown the snarling brimstone preaching that brokers in damnation. I’ve outgrown the vile war rhetoric that continually demands an encroaching enemy. I’ve outgrown the expectation that my faith is the sole property of a […]

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Our Hope This Chanukah: “I Got You”

As bullets rained down during the San Bernardino shooting rampage, Shannon Johnson, 45, wrapped his left arm around 27-year-old Denise Peraza and held her close. “I got you,” Johnson told her. Peraza was shot once in the back and survived. Johnson died. Peraza, who is recovering from […]

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The Price of Admission

Most of all though, I’ve outgrown something that simply no longer feels like love, something I no longer see much of Jesus in. If religion it is to be worth holding on to, it should be the place were [sic] the marginalized feel the most visible, where […]

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