April 10, 2016 (Easter 3C)

For the last two semesters, we have talked about failure, and my students have been given a written assignment on whether it is ever okay to fail.  In one of the articles we use as a resource, the author states that “Failure is not one of the rights granted by this country”  but concludes that […]

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Good Friday, March 25, 2016

I am intrigued by the simplicity and power of the music and lyrics of Negro Spirituals sung by African American slaves who incorporated their own experiences of suffering and hope into their songs. The passion of Jesus was something they could identify with, and this is eloquently articulated in what I consider to be one […]

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Palm Sunday, 2016

It was supposed to be just another day of fun for the family at Six Flags Amusement Park. At their urging, and against my better judgement, I agreed to do something I had never done before – to get on the roller coaster with them. We got on, strapped ourselves in, and laughed as we […]

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