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Tag Archives: Doctrine & Practice

Compassion is a verb

I have a confession to make. I have an intellectual crush on Karen Armstrong. I've read most of her books and think she is brilliant. So brilliant, in fact, I would buy a poster of her to hang on my wall, if they made them. But I digress. I say …

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Mmmm, pancakes

Call if Shrove Tuesday, Fat Tuesday, Mardi Gras – whatever you want. Whatever you call it, tonight, on the eve of Lent, many Christians will feast on pancakes. Why pancakes, you ask? Because it's tradition. Nowadays most people give up something like chocolate or meat during Lent, but once upon …

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Spokane Ash Wednesday, Lent listings

Next week marks the beginning of the Lenten season for Western churches. Traditionally the season is kicked off with pancake suppers on Shrove Tuesday (pancakes are eaten because many people refrain from the food's main ingredients — sugar, flour and eggs — during Lent). Then, on Ash Wednesday, many Christians …

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Letting your inner light shine

I walked into the bathroom the other day to get something, and I turned on the light. It was an unintentional move, a simple habit. I thought to myself, “you don't need the light on, you know exactly where every thing is in here, you are merely wasting electricity, you …

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