New today: Resurrection by inches, waterboarding and baptism, functional clergy groups
Saints, commemorations, and other witnesses from the cloud: Philip and James, son of Alpheus (Lutheran and Episcopal calendars), Joseph the Worker (Catholic calendar), John Wilbur, David Livingstone, Antonín Dvořák
New today from the Century
Resurrection by inches, by Heidi Neumark. It’s been seven years, and I cannot access the word of peace. The tears still sting and slosh over my pail of remorse.
Is it missing the point to take offense at Sarah Palin's reference to baptism? by Steve Thorngate. Waterboarding involves actually pouring water over a person, but for death-dealing rather than life-giving purposes. As for baptism, it is irreducibly about water itself.
What makes a clergy group work? by MaryAnn McKibben Dana. I asked my pastoral colleagues for insight into why our group has worked for seven years now. Here are eight things they cited.
“Lazarus,” a poem by Samuel Smith
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The right time, the right place, the right person, by Steve Woolley