Scarritt Bennett Center Blog

“Give Us This Day Our Daily Bread”

By Joyce D. Sohl In the midst of the prayer that Jesus taught his disciples and that he teaches us, is the petition “give us this day our daily bread.” It is almost a command – “give us” – no please is included. It acknowledges that...

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Reflection on Vespers & All That Jazz

By Anita Peebles Every Sunday night, a special group of worshippers gathers in Wightman Chapel. Some are devoted regulars, traveling many miles to join in the sometimes contemplative, sometimes joyous jazz vespers service. Some simply step in to explore the historical chapel and find themselves intrigued...

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A Word: Journaling and the Spiritual Life

By Caroline Adams   “In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God…And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us.” John 1:1, 14 The idea in the first chapter of John is a little convoluted, far-reaching, and perhaps, at...

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#FightFor15: Join us on April 15!

By Marie Campbell Labor rights, anti-poverty, anti-racism, women’s empowerment – all of these come together in the Fight for $15.   Fight For $15 is fast food cashiers and cooks, retail employees, child care workers, adjunct professors, home care providers, and airport workers who have come together from all...

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The Resurrected Jesus is With Us

By Joyce D. Sohl Here we are in the midst of Holy Week. We have taken the Lenten Journey with time for renewal and  reconciliation with God and family/friends. Now it is the week of intense soul-searching; of retelling the story of the life and death...

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