Save the Goats

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Today is Yom Kippur, the day (beginning last night at sun down) observant Jews fast and pray, in remembrance and recollection of Israel’s history.* Though the calendar is littered with opportunities to seek pardon of sin and offence, the Jews, including their places of religious rituals and their priesthood, set aside one day to cover all manner of sins (see … Read More

“You’re your own worst critic.” Really?

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My colleague, Dr. Fuller, insightfully wrote about expectations for ministers a few weeks ago, and I’d like to ponder the issue of making sure others maintain our standards, from a different angle. And last fall I wrote a piece about how we’re often taught “Don’t judge” as a biblical truth without any reflection. I suppose this is the other side of … Read More