Author Archives: Nancy Duncan

July 4, 2020

“We hold these truths to be self evident that all men are created equal that they are endowed by their creator certain inalienable rights, among them life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness.” Declaration of Independence Not women. Not indigenous … Continue reading

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What is truth? (From Difference to Revelation)

Every day we tell stories, recount events, and share insights about our day, our lives, and our world. How we tell the story impacts what comes next. Today I share a Ted Talk podcast about how to create podcasts. But … Continue reading

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St. Mary the Harlot: A sermon preached 6/28/20

As Jesus went on from there, two blind men followed him, crying loudly, “Have mercy on us, Son of David!” When he entered the house, the blind men came to him; and Jesus said to them, “Do you believe that … Continue reading

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Not back to normal

“Dear God, I am weary. When, O Lord, can we return to normal? Please. Pretty PLEASE.” Rev. Donna Schaper stated the obvious in her devotional today. “We are not going back. We are moving forward.” “How do we sing the … Continue reading

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Ruby Sales

Krista Tippett has a powerful interview with Ruby Sales, an activist in the civil rights movement of the 1960s. I found it to be very powerful when I first heard it several years ago and it is no less relevant … Continue reading

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Bad Theology/Bad History

Too often we read the Bible in ways that make us look good. Too often we read history from the view of the winners. Erna Kim Hackkett observes that the Bible is focused on the community of all the people. … Continue reading

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Maya Angelou: “Still I Rise”

In this poem by Maya Angelou, there is power and hope. With poetry and the arts, Maya Angelou showed people a way of strength and power. When do the work of seeing and nurturing the God who lives in us,When … Continue reading

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“White Folks Don’t Care”

“Robin DiAngelo, the author of “White Fragility: Why It’s So Hard for White People to Talk About Racism,” doesn’t mince words. “I actually don’t think that most white people care about racial injustice. I really don’t,” she says.” Listen to … Continue reading

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Spiritual Ground–Howard Thurman

As we celebrate Juneteenth, I wonder how we ground ourselves in the work that we need to do to build the realm of God where all people are loved as God loves each of us. I wonder how those of … Continue reading

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Juneteenth Invitation

Let’s talk, pray, and weep together about race/white supremacy. For the next few weeks, I will be sending out resources, poetry, prayers, and links. The first one is podcast from Krista Tippett On Being. It is under an hour. I … Continue reading

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