On That Note: Beloved Community
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On That Note: Beloved Community

As of this writing, the presidential inauguration is still several days away. By the time you are reading this newsletter, that event will have passed – maybe it went without a hitch, maybe there was another riot like the one on January 6, when a mob invaded our nation’s Capitol building. Or maybe the next...

On That Note: Future
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On That Note: Future

“Well, it seemed like a good idea at the time.” Most of us have heard this said about something which eventually turned out to not be so great. Perhaps you can think of an example from your own life when a vision you had (maybe even supported by a well-laid plan) resulted in a less-than...

On That Note : Salvation
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On That Note : Salvation

What comes to mind when you hear “salvation”? The first definition for that word on merriam-webster.com is “deliverance from the power and effects of sin.” Fundamentalist Christians believe this to be an all-or-nothing proposition: either you believe that Christ saved you through his death on the cross – or you’ll go to hell. The etymology...

On That Note: Discomfort
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On That Note: Discomfort

Discomfort is an indication that I’m healing, improving my range of motion, getting better. Pain means something is wrong and I need to stop doing what I’m doing.

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On That Note…

From Markus Grae-Hauck, Director of Music Ministries Black Lives Matter. George Floyd. Breonna Taylor. Ahmaud Arbery. Three lives lost to racism. Horrific deaths, and yet they are only the tip of a very large iceberg that we have not yet, collectively, acknowledged. We are not on a collision course. We already hit the iceberg, a...