The View Through Many Lenses – Ann Drummond

July 25, 2021. Reflection John 6:1-21 Given the age group of this community there would be few among us who have not heard many sermons/reflections or bible study discussions on this passage but as the line in an old hymn says “God has yet more light and truth to break forth from God’s word” 1 May…

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NAIDOC Week Reflection 11.7.21 – Steve Martin

Introduction Today marks the end of NAIDOC Week 2021. NAIDOC’s history started in the 1920s as a boycott of Australia day in protest against the status and treatment of indigenous Australians, leading in 1938 to a Day of Mourning, a protest day held annually until 1955 on the Sunday before Australia Day, when it was…

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God is too big to lose anyone – Kathy Hore

It happened on a Sunday morning in my home church, Manor Baptist, in San Antonio, Texas in the mid-eighties. Our minister’s final message before departing for a new pulpit was devoted to sharing truths he believed but had never spoken about for fear of offending.  One of his truths wiped away the memory of all…

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Trinity Sunday Reflection by Ann Drummond

“In Dickenson’s time and place the Trinity was a hot topic that engendered much debate.  Is Divinity triune or one?  The Unitarian church was born of that debate after all. She alters the patriarchal debate around the Trinity with all-new—and far more ancient—imagery.  In a sort of aikido move, she sidesteps the theological niceties entirely…

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Reflecting on Wisdom by Jan D

Although I have for a long time been seduced by the brilliance of Dickinson’s poetry, I was introduced to this particular poem when listening to a lecture on trans- feminism and theology by the Theologian Catherine Keller and I am indebted to her for much of the following interpretation. To me this poem written before…

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Probiotics & eco-kinship & puppy yoga

I have a suitcace of empty Yakult bottles I have saved because I think probiotics illustrates the symbiotic relationship between humanity, bacteria and all life.  So one day, when free to do so, I will construct a labyrinth of Yakult bottles as a Deep Ecology installation to illustrate the inter-connectedness and kin-ship of all life…

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Seasons of Creation – A celebration of Rivers

Beginners by Denise Levertov But we have only begun to love the earth. We have only begun to imagine the fullness of life. How could we tire of hope? –so much is in the bud. How can desire fail? –we have only begun To imagine justice and mercy only begun to envision how it might…

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…and now for something a little bit different

Fifth Sunday in June: 30 June 2019 at 2 p.m. Sophia’s Spring is experimenting with an occasional series of different approaches to church. The first such service is on the 30th of June at 2 p.m. There will not be a 10 a.m. service on that day. Come in the afternoon and bring a friend!…

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Vale Mary Oliver

When it’s over, I want to say: all my life I was a bride married to amazement. I was the bridegroom, taking the world into my arms.                                                        …

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Girls can change the world – International Day of the Girl Child

You cannot succeed when half of us are held back – Malala Yousafzai Last Sunday Sophia’s Spring observed the International Day of the Girl Child. Since 2012, United Nations has marked 11 October as a day to highlight and address the needs and challenges girls face, while promoting girls’ empowerment and the fulfilment of their…

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