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Praying opossum

“There’s a big possum in the courtyard,” Annie said. I came to the door and looked out.  Sure enough, the marsupial denizen was poddling out the gate toward the street.  She wasn’t that big, but she was indeed a possum.  Fast for a possum is slow for almost anything else, so with a little...

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Thursday Montage

Urban Art & Spirituality at Richmond Hill An evening of prayer, dinner, and intentional conversation Offered on the last Thursday of the month, from September through May — beginning at 6:00 p.m. with prayer in the Chapel, followed by dinner in the Refectory, we adjourn to the Art Space from 7:30 – 9:00 p.m. for reflection...

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Open-source Christ

7 January 2013, Feast of the Epiphany Matthew 2:1-12: Journey of the Magi The Rev. B. P. Campbell, Richmond Hill, Richmond, Virginia In the time of King Herod, after Jesus was born in Bethlehem of Judea, wise men from the East came to Jerusalem, asking, “Where is the child who has been born king of the Jews? For...

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Cosmopolitan Canopies

I believe what is most needed at the present moment for revival to occur in this city is the continued creation and cultivation of public spaces that are conduits of hospitality and reconciliation across economic and racial lines. Yale ethnographer Elijah Anderson calls these kinds of spaces “cosmopolitan canopies.” Because we get the hospitality...

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