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April 19, 2019

Holy Week

My latest article from the Banner: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-holy-week,571014? I'm sitting down on Wednesday to write this, and I can't help but be reminded of the essential strangeness of Holy Week. Sunday…
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March 15, 2019

Spring Promise

Here's my latest article from the Banner. And here's the Banner's link: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-spring-promise,567718? This week marks the first day of spring. The season of renewal, when our world awakens from…
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February 15, 2019

Signs of Spring

My latest article for the Bennington Banner. Here's the Banner's link: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-signs-of-spring,565048? Groundhogs lie. Birds get faked out by the occasional warm day when the snows melt and we hear…
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January 18, 2019

Living With Uncertainty

Here's my most recent post to the Bennington Banner. Here's the Banner's link: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-living-with-uncertainty,562074? I'm not a fan of uncertainty. I mean, I am REALLY not a fan of uncertainty.…
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December 14, 2018

I Got Nothing

My most recent post to the Bennington Banner. Here's the link: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-i-got-nothing,559056? This is the strangest experience, but I can't think what to say. Roughly every month I'm afforded 800…
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November 25, 2018

Giving Thanks

My most recent post from the Bennington Banner. Here is the link to the newspaper site: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/ban-l-speakingofreligion-1124_web,557228? As I write this, it's Thanksgiving morning, and the feast lies ahead, not behind.…
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November 2, 2018

Remembering the Saints

My most recent article for the Bennington Banner. Here's the Banner link: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-remembering-the-saints,555319? The costumes are put away again for the year. Bowls of candy sit on dining room tables…
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September 29, 2018

In Jesus’ Name

My most recent submission to the Bennington Banner. Read the Banner at http://www.benningtonbanner.com today!
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September 17, 2018

A Different Kind of King

My most recent article in the Bennington Banner, original link here: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-a-different-kind-of-king,550408? I've never seen an episode of "Undercover Boss." I feel like I should get that up front. Never seen…
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August 20, 2018

Praying Unceasingly

My latest from the Bennington Banner: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/praying-unceasingly,547344?It's the most wonderful time of the year!Well, no, not really. But it is pretty awesome. Because it's football season! I love football!Actually, ok,…
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July 16, 2018

A Special Kind of Hope

My latest article from the Bennington Banner: https://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/a-special-kind-of-hope,544741? Like many others, I spent much of the last three weeks in a mixture of hope and prayer for the Thai soccer…
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June 10, 2018

Belief Really Is Hard

Here is my latest submission to the Bennington Banner: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/belief-really-is-hard,541732 I've lived in Vermont long enough to receive spam calls. I really don't give out my home number; I don't…
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May 28, 2018

It’s always noon somewhere

Here is another article from the Bennington Banner. The original link is here: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/its-always-noon-somewhere,540543? Ever have one of those moments when, all at once, you get it? Something you've known…
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April 28, 2018

Dealing with Mud Season

This is an article that appeared in the Bennington Banner. Here’s a link to the Banner site: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/dealing-with-mud-season,538309? It’s been a long winter, a winter that felt like it was…
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April 17, 2018

Hating God?

I was hanging out the other evening, doing my usual thing, talking to people, getting to know people, building relationships. Well, that all sounds very church-plenty, and all of that…
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April 6, 2018

Finding Easter all year long

Whew! It’s done!For many of us, the season leading up to Easter Sunday is the busiest time of the year. And it’s also the one in which our faith is…
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March 18, 2018

Relentless Redemption

This is an article I wrote for the Bennington Banner. Here is a link to the Banner article: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-relentless-redemption,534865? Is it Spring yet? Another storm, another snow day. Another several…
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February 27, 2018

God has a plan?

This is an article that I wrote for the “Speaking of Religion” column in the Bennington Banner. Here is a link to the Banner article: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-god-has-a-plan,532926? It's happened again. Another day…
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January 29, 2018

It’s all about community

This is an article that I wrote for the “Speaking of Religion” column in the Bennington Banner. Here is a link to the Banner article: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/speaking-of-religion-its-all-about-community,530491?Like many of us, I…
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January 16, 2018

Yeah, I know, we’ve always done it this way…

(Link to photo credit in the footnotes.)Yesterday I went to Bennington’s Martin Luther King, Jr., event. A couple dozen people gathered at the four corners and sang protest songs by…

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1. The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989), 2 Co 5:17–21.
2. The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989), Ro 10:13.
3. The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989), Ro 10:14–15.
4. The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989), Ps 22:1–3.
5. The Holy Bible: New Revised Standard Version (Nashville: Thomas Nelson Publishers, 1989), Ps 22:22–24.
6. King, Stephen. Skeleton Crew (p. 362). Scribner. Kindle Edition.
7. Here’s a link to the Bennington Banner article for the event, and this is the photo credit as well: http://www.benningtonbanner.com/stories/beloved-community-focus-of-mlk-event,529553