prayer from the cell: autocorrect

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prayer from the cell: feel something

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prayer from the cell: Sunday mornings

Sunday morning's are amazingly peaceful. They are full of blessing. Presence abounds. Benediction reigns. I rarely say a word.That is my confession. … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: silent moves

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prayer from the cell: silly beliefs

I wrote this as a tweet, google+ and facebook update yesterday: What we want to think is true is the root of our belief. Our belief creates whole worlds. These worlds confirm our belief. Endless cycle. I used to believe, as a child, that nothing could hurt my dad. Because, as a child, I needed that to be true. The fact that, as a child, I never saw my dad hurt confirmed my belief. In fact, the fact that, as a child, I never saw him hurt strengthened my belief in his invincibility. As the years … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: dad to dad

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3 Key Transitions

These are the three key spiritual/ intellectual transitions in my life:Question the Authority: I am the oldest of 5 children. I never challenged my father. I still have great difficulty challenging authority figures. However, through my many years in the church in so many of its manifestations, my experience with authority figures has been profoundly negative. I let myself be restricted, controlled or abused until I can take no more and finally have to speak up. The costs have been great. I … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: absenteeism

I've been going to church since I was 16 years old. I've been ordained as a minister for over 25 years. This is the first Sunday morning in I don't know how long when I am not going to church for a good reason. It feels very very strange to me. Not a bad strange. Just an unfamiliar strange. I'm thinking of Rothesay Vineyard this morning. I miss them. Jon, who has replaced me, will do well. Of that I'm certain. … [Read more...]

prayer from the cell: i feel ya god?

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Twitter Me

I finally took the fatal plunge into the Twitter universe. If you would like to follow me, I'm @nakedpastor. I find it difficult sometimes to let people know what I'm doing because the job I have requires a great deal of discretion and confidentiality at times. But I'll do my best to keep you up to date with the latest. So... Twitter me if you dare! … [Read more...]