Lent

Posted by Father Gary Herbst on

Lent started last week and many folks in and out of the Christian world are saying “so what?”   Why bother with an antique season of penitence and fasting?  Why not charge fully into the power of the resurrected Jesus?  Why labor ourselves with the dreary...

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Tags: fasting, lent, penitence

Uniforms

Posted by Father Gordon Miltenberger on

[Warning: this article uses the generic word “he” to refer to any individual human being.] Why uniforms? Convenience. The wearer knows how he will be clothed. Style is not relevant. Identification. Many activities are represented by an exclusive uniform, signifying a special...

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Tags: vestments, worship practices

Cursillo in the Last Frontier

Posted by Father Gary Herbst on

Cursillo was sweeping the lower 48 back in the 70’s and church people were hearing about it.  Cursillo stood for short course in Christianity, a 3 day retreat, that moved people in a powerful way.  Folks up in Ketchikan wanted to be included.  They wanted their own version...

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Tags: cursillo, ecumenical, ministry

Retuning Your Spiritual Antennae

Posted by Father Gary Herbst on

When I first arrived up north in Alaska,  I was listening carefully to everything everyone told me and nearly got overloaded.  You see my spiritual antennae; my internal device for listening; was tuned for the Deep South where I had lived for years.  In that region, people would...

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Tags: listening, love, prayer