Speaking to the Soul

Holy Spirit, the Placer of Obstacles?

What does it mean for us as Christians to worship a God who places obstacles in our paths? In fact, what drove the author of Acts to interpret obstacles as being from the Holy Spirit, rather than the forces of evil? Wouldn’t it make more sense to interpret obstacles to the spreading of the Gospel as being devil-sent, and not God-sent?  

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Outline for a streamlined General Convention announced

In a joint statement today, the Presiding Bishop and President of the House of Deputies proposed recommendations that will fulfill the promise of hosting an in-person General convention in Baltimore in July while also seeking to provide as safe a space as possible in the midst of ongoing COVID infections.

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In Ukraine, art is cultural memory

Written by By Elizabeth Lev. It may seem frivolous to talk about art during such a grave humanitarian crisis, but art is an essential part of the humanity of a culture, exploited by invaders and destroyed by barbarians to strike at the heart of a people’s identity.

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Faith To Go: Divine Plumbing

This week Faith To Go formation team members David Tremaine, Charlette Preslar, and special guest the Rev. Jeff Marrinhauk, Canon for Finance in the Diocese of San Diego, discuss Jesus’ promise to his disciples to send peace and the Holy Spirit and what this means for our lives today.

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Worrying About Worrying

Honest to Pete, if there were even the remotest possibility that there was something that could/would go wrong, no matter how insignificant the thing or remote the possibility, I would work up a good worry about it.

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To the Good Shepherd

The language of my soul is Christian.  I have always known I belong to Christ, even when my head has told me differently.  God has taken many shapes: grandmother, diamond, witch, sage, ocean, light, and utter darkness and emptiness, to name a few.  But always there is that incarnating, dying and resurrecting aspect, that Christ.

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The Importance of Tabitha

One thing that I hope has come out of the COVID-19 pandemic is the importance of community.  Looking at the destruction in Ukraine, not only of property and safety but the bonds of community between people who lived, worked, raised their families, prayed, and laughed together, we see what loss of community can mean.  In times of stress and loss, members of the community usually come together to support and console each other. 

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