Ash Wednesday Intentions
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
2w ago
In spirituality posture matters. Subtle adjustments can make a big difference. Nuance matters. Lent comes to remind us, it is not only what spiritual practice we choose, but how we practice, and why we practice that shapes us ..read more
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The Transfiguration of our Expectations
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
2w ago
What is the Transfiguration? In a week with difficult news for human rights, we look to the examples of Blessed Absalom Jones and Archbishop Desmond Tutu, to see how our vision might be expanded as we continue the long work of freedom ..read more
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Was Jesus a Healer?
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
3w ago
Jesus came not primarily to heal bodies, but to heal the whole of society. He came to heal by proclaiming a message of subversive hope ..read more
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Dr. King’s Revolution
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
1M ago
Dr. King talked about his moment in history as a “Human Rights Revolution” and a “freedom explosion.” If he were alive today, I wonder: what would Dr. King think about the revolution of human rights in 2024 ..read more
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Baptism is Complicated
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
1M ago
This Epiphany season, will you follow that star, will you look for light in all of the places our world calls darkness? In the weeks ahead, what new vision of yourself of others will you seek ..read more
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Christ in the Rubble
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
2M ago
This Christmas, I find myself caught by the image of the baby Jesus I saw from Bethlehem, laying on a pile of concrete rubble. What does it say about the power of God ..read more
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Virgin of Guadalupe
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
2M ago
The image of our Lady of Guadalupe can be an icon, if she helps us to see the ways that God nurtures and protects us all. La Virgen de Guadalupe tells us, “God is with us. God cares for us as a mother.” She points us to the unexpected love of God. Deep down, how many of us still need to learn to expect God’s love ..read more
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Advent Hope
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
2M ago
“Prepare the way of the Lord,” John the Baptist comes to say. If Advent is about anything, it is about hope, hope that the God’s way is better than ours ..read more
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The Kingdom of God
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
3M ago
The way of Jesus has a destination. All our prayer, all our action for justice is directional: it points us to the reign of God ..read more
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Keep Awake
Mike Angell
by Mike Angell
3M ago
As we begin the journey toward Advent, how do we keep awake? The parable of the ten bridesmaids tells us: "Jesus looks for followers who were willing to love God through loving their neighbors. Jesus looks for prepared seekers who are willing to stand sentinel for the coming of the reign of love ..read more
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