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Sheep and Goats

// November 22nd, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Our series on the Rapture culminates this Sunday in what is traditionally known as “Christ the King” Sunday.  This is not language we typically use at Church in the Cliff.  It is hierarchical and patriarchal and we prefer more expansive and inclusive images of God.  However, this highlights some of the things we’ve been talking […]

Oh, What a Tangled Web We Weave…

// November 16th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

I did not have a Scofield Reference Bible growing up.  Apparently, my church was very neglectful in getting me my copy when I was baptized.  Over the years, as I’ve read analysis of dispensationalism, I’ve heard about the Scofield and its use, but never had one to which I might refer.  I remedied that this […]

It’s the Most Wonderful Time of the Year!

// November 7th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Y’all know I love a good apocalypse, right?  Whether it’s John Cusack fleeing the Mayan apocalypse with his estranged family or Jake Gyllenhaal fleeing a global-warming-caused Ice Age or Elijah Wood fleeing meteor-induced tidal waves, I’m in.  (Not Bruce Willis flying into space to stop a meteor.  That movie just sucked.  Totally.)  Perhaps a part […]


// November 1st, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

Last night was good.  As has become our annual tradition, we made a lot of food and bought a lot of candy.  Good friends come over to help us eat and drink and pass out candy to thousands of kids that swarm our neighborhood.  As always, it was delightful seeing all the tiny adorable kids […]

St. Molly Ivins

// October 24th, 2014 // No Comments » // Church in The Cliff

I confess, though I do not repent, that my study of, interest in, and presentation of saints is somewhat academic.  Book knowledge holds great power for me.  I’m affected by it.  There is also the fact that I could not have known Joe Strummer or Dorothy Day, much less Teresa, Francis, Sergius, or Bacchus.  So […]

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