Speaking to the Soul

Mustard Seed Faith

When I was a child, I thought that an effective petition to God came about by gathering all the force of my small will.  If

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Speaking to the Soul

Rainstorms

Every storm runs out of rain.  – Maya Angelou It’s hurricane season, and with it comes the usual wind, rain, storm surge, and flooding. Whereas

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Café Features

Weekend Roundup for October 1st

The PB has COVID, Hurricane Ian pummels Florida and the Carolinas and ERD responds, plus a priest goes on a Jeopardy winning streak and so much more. It’s our weekly roundup of news from around the church.

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The Feast of Michaelmas

Revelation 12:7-12 Who is like God? The nine choirs of angels shouted,and Michael, leading the heavenly host,ground the bat-winged dragon beneath his heel, he who

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The Skin of our Discomfiture

“The discomfiture we feel may be our most accurate human sensation; reminding us we are not quite “at home” here. — C.S. Lewis In his novel “Anxious People” Scandinavian

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Podcasts

Subversive Undercroft #250: Signs of Endings All Around Us

We’ve decided that 250 seems like a good number and so after 5 years we’ve decided to take a break. In this episode we talk about what made this experience special for us. We’re talking about doing some special projects in the future, and when we do we’ll let you know!

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Podcasts

2FAB: Catherine Winkworth

This week we’re talking about the influential musical translator who did “more than any other single individual to make the rich heritage of German hymnody available to the English-speaking world.”

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Editors' featured posts

Ashes into Beauty

“I am not just burning my mask however. I am using that as a symbol of transformation, a way to remind myself and those around me that the journey of Lent is preparing us for the beauty of Easter Sunday. So how will I accomplish this? This year, by creating artwork from the ashes.”

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Toe Jam Vintage

“Now, in reading today’s Gospel in commemoration of Martin Luther, one could easily fall into thinking that the “pruning” and “casting into the fire” that’s being referred to here is about tossing heretics and apostates into the flames of hell.”

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LIke a Tree Planted by Water

“The realm of emotion is also a place of fickleness.  Sometimes I feel God’s presence there and sometimes I have only ashes in my heart.  I can feel a deep joy in a melody, the winging of a goose over the rooftops, the prisms in a snowflake.  But just as quickly I can be crushed by loss, fear or illness.”

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