Category Archives: El Salvador

Remembering Romero and the people of El Salvador

It has been over a year since I returned from my transformative cross-cultural trip to El Salvador, and though I do not think about the people there as often as I used to or should, their stories remain in my … Continue reading

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Live the Lament

Yesterday I wrote about the lack of and need for lament in Christian worship. Today I would like to continue that theme. In my post for World Communion Sunday, I shared a story about Sister Peggy, who I had the … Continue reading

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World Communion Sunday

This post includes excerpts of the sermon I shared with my congregation at Smithville UMC today. The Gospel lesson used was from John 17. Today is World Communion Sunday, a day when all Christians everywhere, throughout the globe, remember Christ’s … Continue reading

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Liberation Theology, prayer, and some other ramblings

I realize that it has been over a week since my last post. Time just seems to be flying by. Before we know it, Christmas will be here, and then once the New Year comes, my graduation from seminary will … Continue reading

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Rain on the Parade and “Live the Lament”

Holy Week has begun. It is the busiest week on the church calendar with many services of remembrance of Jesus’ journey to the cross. Yesterday was Palm Sunday, a day marking Jesus’ arrival in Jerusalem – that place where he … Continue reading

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Move on?

On Tuesday, my El Salvador group met for our last post-trip session. Although I had been looking forward to checking off another requirement for my M. Div. degree, it was a bittersweet moment. I felt a sense of sadness that … Continue reading

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More on Romero …

After I posted the last entry about Archbishop Romero, I realized that there was so much more to say about this man of God. To truly understand his passion, though, one must hear his voice and read his words. So … Continue reading

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