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22
Apr

Big-Big! – Devotional

The Zulu word for God is Nkulunkulu, which roughly translates to “big-big.” Though I’ve known this word my whole life, until recently, I’ve never stopped long enough to recognize the […]

15
Apr

Sailors Take Warning – Devotional

The big fish gets all the glory, but the most powerful characters in the book of Jonah are the sailors who thought they were welcoming just another passenger onto their […]

13
Apr

Tri-Faith Initiative Transitions

Dear Countryside Members and Friends, I am writing to share news about upcoming changes on the Tri-Faith Commons. Wendy Goldberg, Executive Director of Tri-Faith Initiative and Member of Temple Israel, […]

08
Apr

Tuesday – Devotional

It never fails. As I ramp up to the big finish of my sermon, where my rhetoric starts to soar and the prose turns a little purple… As I deliver […]

03
Apr

Believe It or Not – Devotional

I have a friend who can tell you the exact moment he stopped believing. He was ten years old when he realized that the Bible stories he was being taught […]

25
Mar

Creative Ways – Devotional

I love the liberal arts. I don’t love the way parents tell their children not to major in philosophy or English or history because “they won’t be able to get […]

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