Weekly Reflections

Spiritual reflections from the clergy

On the mind of the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee

We celebrated Independence Day this past week. If you’re like me, this one felt strange. For the first time in recent memory, large swaths of friends boycotted the holiday. And, in general, as our country gathered for its most patriotic celebration, our...

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On the mind of the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser

“The harvest is plentiful, but the laborers are few.” (Luke 10:2). This verse, which appears in the Gospel appointed for this Sunday, is the main thing I remember about the sermon delivered at my ordination service. The preacher, speaking to a bunch of newly...

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On the mind of the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser

I tried to have a second child in my late 30s. For me that meant a series of fertility treatments and miscarriages. It was a painful time, and after one miscarriage in particular, I ended up at a termination clinic. It was because of insurance coverage. My...

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On the mind of the Rev. Adrian Dannhauser

A couple of years ago, I attended a virtual talk by Sister Joan Chittister, a Benedictine nun, theologian and prolific spiritual writer. I’ve always looked to Sister Joan for wisdom about the inner spiritual life, but this time her theme was more justice...

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On the mind of the Rev. Dr. Nathaniel Jung-Chul Lee

My son graduated from “Junior Kindergarten” today. To be honest, I did not know until recently that there was such a thing as “Junior Kindergarten.” Last year, he graduated from “Pre-K,” which is of course “Pre Kindergarten.” But I confess, I still don’t...

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