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God’s Wild Gamble

by unityalbany

by Roger Mock It’s Friday and I have time to write a column today. But what to write? The thing staring us all in the face is this latest tragic shooting in Parkland, Florida. I will not pretend to have anything enlightening to add to the national conversation about this abominable outrage. I have not […]

Embracing the Dark / Being the Light

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by Roger Mock The Winter Solstice, that time of deepest darkness and icy weather, is quite undeniably upon us. Let’s cue up the beginning of Christina Rossetti’s frost-bound poem (rimy rhyme?) to get us in the mood: In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan, Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone.   The […]

Refuge and Strength

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by Rev. Crystal Muldrow “God is our refuge and strength, a very present help in trouble.” —Psalm 46:2 Perhaps you have heard the saying, “Into each life some rain must fall.” It seems like our world is experiencing more of a surge? We have had an unprecedented year of natural disasters, there are four major wars […]

Become the Ocean

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by Roger Mock I don’t get to the ocean nearly often enough, that’s for sure. But when I do, as I was able to recently, it is always a kind of homecoming. To stand on the shell-strewn shore and to experience both immensity and peace in the same moment; to smell and taste the salt […]

Become the Ocean

by Managed WordPress Migration User

By Roger Mock I don’t get to the ocean nearly often enough, that’s for sure. But when I do, as I was able to recently, it is always a kind of homecoming. To stand on the shell-strewn shore and to experience both immensity and peace in the same moment; to smell and taste the salt […]

Scared or Sacred?

by unityalbany

by Roger Mock Looking at the photo above, which of these words would you say best applies to this image: sacred or scared? You would undoubtedly choose sacred, right? There is an incredible sense of both tranquility and majesty in this palatial landscape, and a feeling from the figure in the foreground of great spiritual […]

Release and Rise

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by Rev. Crystal Muldrow As I write this article, I look out on grey skies and rain trying to decide if it will turn to snow. Yes, the weather is doing its transformation dance between winter and spring. It is making the decision to come out of slumber…to release old life and allow new life to […]

How Do I Love Thee?

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let me count the ways… by Roger Mock Well, apparently there are four possibilities. At least in ancient Greek there are four words given for love. They are: storge to describe familial love, philia to describe love for a friend, eros for sensual love and—the word for love we hear Jesus use most often in the […]

Shadow and Light

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by Roger Mock As I am typing this on the morning of a Presidential Inauguration (by the time I finish it will be a done deal), it feels as though I stand with my feet on separate sides of a fault line that is beginning to widen. Time to make a choice. Now. Love or […]

Hoping Against Hope

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by Roger Mock Each week when I sit down to plan our weekly “OneSong” multi-faith music service, the first step is to choose a focus or theme. I’ve learned not to hem and haw over this if no obvious seasonal theme or religious observance presents itself, and just choose whatever comes to mind or catches my […]