Commentary

Bicycling around the world, and across Spokane

At the Sikh Temple this weekend I had the pleasure of meeting Avijit Chakraborty of India. He arrived, by bicycle, in Spokane on Friday and leaves tomorrow morning for Seattle. Spokane was a pit stop for him on his quest to ride across the world. So far he's rode across …

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Spokane clergy pray outside banks, join Occupy Spokane

[youtube http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XPqlA5PC7Z4] God is not pleased with the divide between the rich and the poor. That was the message today as about 15 mainline Protestant pastors and leaders marched through downtown Spokane, stopping outside of banks and River Park Square to pray and to bless the buildings with holy water …

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St. David’s offers Celtic service

There aren’t pews in first few rows of St. David’s Episcopal Church. Instead, there are several chairs (which match the pews) that can be easily arranged to form a circle. And that’s exactly what happens Sundays at 11 a.m. for the church’s Celtic Eucharist. Rev. Elaine Breckenridge explained that the …

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Justified Ignorance

By Religion News Spokane Blogger Daryl Geffken I submit that the distinctive hallmark for human depravity is this: we can justify anything. If there is something that I want, I can spin my brain into a fervor that produces a 3-point argument (complete with 8×10 color glossy photos with circles …

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Disparity, injustices cause sleepless nights

By Religion News Spokane Blogger Daryl Geffken I’ve been waking up early a lot. Not so much “early” in the sense of watching the sunrise and all that… early as in 330am. I’m not totally sure why. I tend to wake from a strange dream (I was just asked by …

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Naaman’s Legacy

The healing of Naaman by the prophet Elisha, found in the Old Testament, serves as a precursor to the many miracles of reported in the New Testament. Naaman was a captain in the army of the king of Aram, a valiant warrior who had earned the respect of the king. …

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