Monthly Archives: June 2010

Power of the people

If Iraq emerges one day as a stable, independent democracy then a crucial step in that process occured several years ago in Anbar province.  For a long time, that region of Iraq had a reputation as a hornet’s nest  within which the opposition … Continue reading

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Gospel reflections – Sunday June 27th, 2010

Gospel reading: Luke 9:51-67 “Foxes have dens and birds of the sky have nests, but the Son of Man has nowhere to lay his head.” This line really spoke to me.  I was recently thinking about that “duck in a … Continue reading

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Please listen to Glenn Beck…..

…..and ask your pastor/minister/bishop if he is “down with” that “social justice thing”.  When you do so and  receive some variation of the response, “absolutely”, please let Mr. Beck know.   And then,  perhaps right at the center of his teeny … Continue reading

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Chimneys and the Church

When we moved into our house some years ago  the region was in the throes of a “chimney sleeve” scam.  There were different variations on the scam – some of the shysters came out of homes carrying buckets of debris supposedly … Continue reading

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Sacramental fossils – part 2

    Something that happened on Saturday during my fossil collecting excursion this past weekend provides a little glimpse into why I think fossil hunting is sacramental.   At the time I made arrangements to make this trip with my fossil club … Continue reading

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Sacramental fossils

I spent the day hunting for fossils  in upstate New York.  Fossil collecting is a hobby of mine and New York State is a good place to do it. Much of the rock you find along road cuts was once … Continue reading

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Another thought on “Love”

I found this one in a Q and A column by Bishop John Shelby Spong that I receive in my e-mail. (Should anyone wish to contact me via that e-mail, you’ll reach me at: jimphilipps@juno.com). Here’s what Bishop Spong wrote:  … Continue reading

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