Passing on Spirituality: Teaching the Spiritual ABC’s

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Spirituality is a way of being in the world, and it is marked by activities and experiences. We didn't learn a lot about it when we were growing up and going to Sunday School, confirmation classes, and youth group, although we were taught the beliefs of our faith. Spirituality came later when we met a variety of teachers and attended conferences and workshops.  So when Patheos asked us to reflect upon how we would pass it on to children, we realized it's all about things we can … [Read more...]

Transition Times and Spaces

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One day it snows. The next day it's 50 degrees and people are filling the park down the street. Of course, we say, it's March, one of those transition times of the year when it's not quite winter and not quite spring. March always gets us thinking about other transition times and spaces.Our days are punctuated by transitions. For example, we go through three entrances and use three sets of keys to get into our home. First, we open the entrance to our building from the street and walk into a … [Read more...]

Keeping Silent

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The world is noisier than ever - at least on our street. New York's one of those places that would be really, truly great if they ever finished it. The building next door is undergoing construction, which means pieces of its former insides are being ground up and compacted into garbage dump-trucks outside our windows.Many people see noise as a good thing signaling progress, energy, and excitement. "Make a joyful noise," they cry. Others prefer the caution: "The Lord is in his temple; let all … [Read more...]


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