December 6, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Thursday. Religion.

I could not stop watching the funeral service for President George Herbert Walker Bush yesterday. Beautiful. Meaningful. Dignified. It was a reminder of the importance of family and service to others. But it was also a reminder of the importance … Continue reading

May 30, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Beliefs. Matters.

After reading and re-reading the racist tweet from Roseanne Barr yesterday, and after watching an amazing program on “Everyday Racism” last night on television, and after meeting my daughter’s wonderful boyfriend (who happens to be black) over the weekend, and … Continue reading

May 15, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Holy. Spirit.

The Holy Spirit is energy! Flowing / Moving / Creating / Transforming / Beautifying / Mystifying / Redeeming / Forgiving / Inspiring / Enlightening / Judging / Lifting / Celebrating / Unifying / Cleansing / Burning / Flying / Floating / Engaging / Inciting / Indwelling / Satisfying . . . Energy! This Sunday at … Continue reading

April 26, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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My. Day.

This is just to say that it was a day. I started early in the morning and made a pot of black-eyed peas. Does anyone even know what a black-eyed pea is these days? Onion. Some peppers. Some ham seasoning. … Continue reading

March 31, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Yet. Not Yet.

Oh how I am ready for Easter tomorrow morning at First Congregational Church of Los Angeles. Joy. Music. Laughter. Enough fragrance from the flowers to open a perfume factory. We’re all in need of resurrection, and the eternal greening of … Continue reading

March 23, 2018
by Dr. R. Scott
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Courage. (To Be Religious)

As I prepare for Palm Sunday, and then my Holy Week journey, I think of those ancient people who greeted Jesus along the roadside, crying out Hosanna and enthusiastically waving palm branches. It strikes me that being religious requires courage. … Continue reading