The Perversion of Hatred

June 23, 2015

“Darkness cannot drive out darkness: only light can do that. Hate cannot drive out hate: only love can do that.” Dr. Martin Luther King The limestone rocks pushed out among the scrub brush and wind worn oaks that are strewn about the Hill Country in Texas and we drove on. The destination was Wimberley near […]

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June 13, 2013

FROM WIKIPEDIA: “The UpStairs Lounge arson attack occurred in 1973 at a gay bar in the French Quarter of New Orleans, Louisiana, in the United States, and resulted in the deaths of 32 people due to direct immolation or inhalation of fumes. It was started with Ronsonol lighter fluid on the steps near the entrance. […]

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What does a community church look like? A Reflection from personal experience.

August 23, 2012

What does a community church look like? The term is often used for independent churches that do not claim a denominational identity. Often a “Community Church” expresses a certain style of worship, evangelical, congregational, and independent. What does an Episcopal Community Church look like? Interesting, I have never seen a church named “Episcopal Community Church.” […]

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A Community within Communities: INDEPENDENCE DAY

July 3, 2012

1 Peter 2:13-25 God’s gonna trouble the waters… The noted passage in 1 Peter, a part of the Christian Bible, is a text that has been used to justify slavery, justify the Divine Right of Kings, and to generally authorize violence against any oppressed person. Yet in part it reads: “For it is God’s will […]

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A Community within Communities: A bridge over troubled waters.

November 16, 2011

“Act locally think globally” is a catch phrase that tries to capture a sentiment seeks to understand the connections throughout the world that make us the human family. St. Anna’s has recently received a grant with a daunting task at hand. The task seems simple enough but the execution may be difficult indeed. Within our […]

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