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Dem Bones Still Speak

(Dem bones, dem bones, dem dry bones. I hear the word of the Lord) Look! Imagine! We find ourselves in the strange vision world of a 6th century BCE prophet.  A priestly prophet, concerned for God’s holiness and name; a man who seems to have spent time in exile in Babylon, among people who had […]

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A Sermon based on Psalm 139 verses 1-18. In 1944 two people feel in love with each other. She was the daughter of tobacco farmers; her father tended the fields while her mother tended the children.  He was the son of a carpenter and a gardener; his father built houses while his mother fed the […]

A Lenten Pause: Defriending Facebook

Editor’s Note:  This article by a future young clergy woman is the final installment in an occasional series called “A Lenten Pause,” running on Fidelia’s Sisters. As many young clergy women plan to come to our summer conference, Sabbath in the City, in Chicago we’ll be taking a look at the sometimes terrifying topic of sabbath and […]

For Worse: Part 2

Editor’s Note: This essay is the second in a two-part series. The first installment was published in the March edition of “The Ones We Love.” My son and I have a new weekly ritual. After a short car ride, we wait in line with a roomful of strangers to register for a turn to video […]