Moving Up

By Rev. J.C. Austin There are different rites of passage that mark the transition from childhood toward adulthood in the United States. Some are particular to specific religious groups, like bar or bat mitzvahs for Jewish teens, or quinceañera celebrations for 15 year-old Latina girls. Some are unofficial parts of the general culture, like getting […]

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Building on Shaky Ground

By Rev. J.C. Austin Many of the greatest players in sports have been given an enduring nickname that encapsulates their personality, their style of play, their particular excellence, or all of the above. Some are relatively unimaginative, though accurate, such as Wayne Gretsky being called “The Great One” or Muhammad Ali simply being known as […]

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