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Neighbors and Strangers

Who is a neighbor? Who is a stranger? These are the questions that confront anyone who volunteers for accompaniment work for with the New Sanctuary Coalition. The people I volunteer to accompany to their immigration check-ins are often, at first, … Continue reading

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Ritual in the news this week: Red socks, Soccer, and Latin Mass?

What is in the word “ritual”? Lately, the word “ritual” has broadened to include what I would call magick.  The World Cup has some doozies. Here is an entertaining advertisement based on pre-sports rituals of soccer players. Note the appearance … Continue reading

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Air Moves Us, Fire Transforms us, Water Shapes us, Earth Heals Us!

  (The Long Beach Boardwalk) I went to Long Beach, Long Island on Saturday, June 14th, hoping to get a chance to hoop and holler and raise my voice to the wind, cheering a runner at the finish line of … Continue reading

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Religious Constriction – NYTimes.com

Religious Constriction – NYTimes.com.

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What Unitarian Universalists can learn from the tradition of Shavuot

  Yesterday and today marks the Jewish holiday of Shavuot. I  was reminded of this when I was speaking to an old colleague of mine at the 92nd Street Y. This holiday, coming about 40 days after Passover,  marks the … Continue reading

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Sparks on the Water 2.0

In the effort to re-tool my blog, I have taken a gander at the UUA’s questions for UU bloggers. Here we go!   1. Why do you blog? What goals do you have for your blog? I wish to explore … Continue reading

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A liturgy of complaining

Hello and welcome back, sparks on the water! This year as I begin my last year of seminary,  I thought I would try to get into the regular habit of blogging again. What has crippled me in the past is … Continue reading

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