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The Book of Mankind

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Posted by Rula Kafity Kassicieh on

Multi-Cultural week is a tradition at the high school where I work, that celebrates diversity and promotes human connectedness. Each day of that week is dedicated to a theme and today’s theme happens to be ‘equality.’ On equality day, the campus is dressed in matching, or...

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Liturgy and Music During Lent

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Posted by Nathan Costa on

Lent, deriving from a medieval Germanic word for “spring,” is a time for renewal, preparation for the rebirth of the church at Easter baptisms. It offers us an opportunity each year to consider how we are living out our baptismal calling. As we begin this time of reflection together...

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Life in the Spirit

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Posted by The Rev. Chris Harris on

Life in the Spirit John 3:1-17 During the calling process that ultimately brought me to St Barts, myself and the other candidates were asked a number of tough questions in a series of interviews. None were more tough for me than this one: What is your favorite hymn? Having not grown up going...

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How Religion is Changing in America, Part 2

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Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

Last post I introduced how religion was changing in America. Here’s a look at some of the ways religious practice and belief have changed over the last 50 years, and the trends that may continue to evolve: It isn’t sufficient to simply build the positive case for historical...

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How Religion is Changing in America, Part 1

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Posted by The Rev. William Zettinger on

And What Can We Do About It? Nearly a century after German philosopher Friedrich Nietzsche first proclaimed “God is dead,” TIME magazine released a controversial cover on its April 8, 1966 edition with the related provocative question: “Is God dead?” Both Nietzsche and...

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A Closer Look at the Aumbry

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Posted by Ruth Lewis on

The Tabernacle or, as it is usually called when put on the wall, the Aumbry was dedicated on December 5, 1982. Designed by Horace Judson, St. Bart’s Aumbry was given as a Thank Offering by Horace and his wife, Blanche. Most of you know that the Judson Studios designed our beautiful...

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Thirsting for Christ

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Posted by John Prust on

What do you thirst for?Water? Soda? Wine? Beer? Fruit juice? Companionship? Love? Friendship? Justice? In one our Gospel readings this month, Jesus asks the Samaritan woman at the well for a drink of water. Her response is incredulous: “How can you, a Jew, ask me, a Samaritan woman, for a...

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Building a School and Relationships

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Posted by Kelli Richardson on

In December of last year on the patio following a service, Fr. Mark invited me to join their group going to Haiti in February. In his joyful energetic way, he said, “Really! You should join us. You would be a great addition to our team!” I’m sure he says that to all the gals...

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