An Interdenominational Approach to Shared Concerns

By Barbara Blom
December 4 @ 12:16 pm

In the Spencer/Van Etten area, a group of clergy have been meeting for years to plan interdenominational services and within the past three years, to work together on shared concerns.  We have held conversations on the opioid/drug/alcohol crisis, suicide, the local food pantry and heating fund, aging and much more.   We also plan a Thanksgiving…

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Mary, Joseph and Jesus as Refugees

By Barbara Blom
December 4 @ 12:16 pm

According to the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees,   “A refugee is someone who has been forced to flee his or her country because of persecution, war, or violence. A refugee has a well-founded fear of persecution for reasons of race, religion, nationality, political opinion or membership in a particular social group.” The Christian Gospel Mathew 2:12 -15…

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Cherry-picking the Bible Distorts Justice

By Barbara Blom
December 4 @ 12:16 pm

Harriet Tubman broke the law, the women suffragettes of Seneca Falls broke the law, Rosa Parks broke the law, MLK broke the law, Jesus broke the law. Breaking the law to create change is the American way, and it is also the Christian way. The Bible is a compilation of ancient stories, mostly oral stories,…

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