Second Sunday of Easter

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings Below is another in the series of Reflections I wrote a few years ago about Holy Week and Easter. This one deals with the empty…

Easter Sunday

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings This is an edited version of a Reflections I wrote a few years ago dealing with contemporary problems and possibilities of the Holy Week and…

Palm Sunday

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings This past Sunday New York Times columnist Nicholas Kristoff wrote an op-ed piece titled, “Progressive Christians Arise! Hallelujah!” Its subtitle was, “With a churchgoing Democrat…

Fifth Sunday in Lent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings I recently came across a talk given by James Finley a few years ago on a prayer written by Thomas Merton. Finley was a student…

Fourth Sunday in Lent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings My father was not a deep reader but one author he introduced me to was Dorothy L. Sayers (1893-1957). She is most well known as…

Third Sunday in Lent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings Christian monasticism has been one of the most important movements in church history, yet is still little known. (Monastic practices can also be found in…

Second Sunday in Lent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings Anne Enright is an Irish author who recently reviewed two books about “religious experience.” The publisher also asked Enright about her own religious experience. Enright…

First Sunday of Lent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings How’s your “New Year’s Resolution” diet going? I read somewhere that people usually stick with a NYR diet about two or three weeks. So, if…

Transfiguration of Our Lord

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings At the conclusion of last week’s Reflections I wrote, Our increasing alienation from our planetary home and our alienation from God are not unrelated. To…

Fifth Sunday after Epiphany

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings On an early spring night in 2005, a woman looked out her car window at the decrepit wall of a Chicago expressway viaduct. Amidst its…

Fourth Sunday after Epiphany

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings In his Daily Mediations this week, Matthew Fox shared this image of an early Renaissance tapestry c. 1410. It depicts the visitation of Mary to…

Third Sunday of Epiphany

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings   As I said last week, on the day of the assault on Capitol Hill I visited several Santa Fe art galleries to center and…

Second Sunday of Epiphany

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings   Last Wednesday a short and cryptic Facebook post from my son got my attention. “Well this doesn't look good. Hope my students are doing…

Baptism of Our Lord

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings The following is based on a column I wrote several years ago but it is on a topic relevant to this time when our focus…

Christmas Season

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings As many of you will not have heard it, I thought I would share the text of my sermon from our "Christmas Eve" outdoor service…

Fourth Sunday of Advent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings I heard many expressions of dismay at my intention to reduce by Reflections posts. So I have discarded that plan but will still try to…

Third Sunday of Advent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings One of the most challenging themes of Advent is waiting. While some of us do it better than others, none of us like to wait.…

Second Sunday of Advent

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Reflections by Pastor Doug Kings “Come, Lord Jesus” is, as Richard Rohr says, the “Advent mantra.” Packed into that short phrase is as awareness of the “now/not yet” quality of…