Tag Archives: Elie Wiesel

Do not forget! We ARE Nature – Nature Is Us

Text of sermon on sanity and madness visa a vis ourselves (homo sapiens) and the rest of nature preached at Shepherd of the Hill Presbyterian Church in Chaska, MN. We need stories to keep us sane in a culture whose sanity … Continue reading

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The Bristlecone Pines

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Climate Change: Changing the Way we Think

“We are nature; nature is us. We are NOT the exception to nature.” Rev. Gordon Stewart looks at basic religious assumptions of Western culture and the need to reinterpret the stories that got us here. He looks at the stories … Continue reading

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The Gift of Encouragement

“You’re going to like Via Lucis this morning,” said Kay, as I came down for coffee. She knows that I share much in common with the Hasidic rabbis described in Elie Wiesel’s Four Hasidic Masters and their Struggle against Melancholy. … Continue reading

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Solitude and Society

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Reflections along the way of a terminal illness

Today, three years to the day after Katherine’s (“Katie’s”) death (May 9, 2010), we inter her cremains. “IT’S RAINING, IT’S POURING” was written the day we learned that Katie’s incurable Leiomyosarcoma had taken a turn for the worse. In memory … Continue reading

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It’s Raining, It’s Pouring

Today, three years to the day after Katherine’s (“Katie’s”) death (May 9, 2010), we inter her cremains, an appropriate time to re-post the effect of Katie’s illness along the way. This is a re-posting of a piece written along the … Continue reading

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