Tag: Easter

Finding Christ at St. Paul the Apostle Church

By Robert A. Rees “To be in a holy place where love is found, where all are named and where hearts are freed to change the world.” —Motto of St. Thomas the Apostle Church, Hollywood, California     ONE SUNDAY, MY friend David Ballantine invited me to attend church with him. I have known David since …

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Hosannas at Glide Memorial Church

By Robert A. Rees There is no music like that music, no drama like the drama of the saints rejoicing, the sinners moaning, the tambourines racing, and all those voices coming together and crying holy unto the Lord.                   —James Baldwin On Palm Sunday there are two long lines at Glide Memorial United Methodist Church …

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Thorns and Thistles and Briars (An Easter Poem)

By Jonathon Penny   This is a rather wretched place, All things considered: More paradox than paradise;   A poky little patch of dust and scrub Now parched, now drowned, Shaken and, as often, stirred;   A heaven gone to ground, Ground gone to seed, Thorn- and thistle-crowned   And for the very birds— The …

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