We stood along the highway in a blizzard, trying to hitchhike. We started reciting Bible verses to pass the time.
Epiphany | Baptism of the Lord (Year C)
Isaiah 43:1-7; Psalm 29; Acts 8:14-17; Luke 3:15-17, 21-22
Denominational meetings can be difficult. My Sunday school class reminds me what's at stake.
As anthropologists have shown us, cohesive communities usually have narratives, traditions, and symbols that have shaped their collective psyches and have powerfully bound them together. These traditional practices make up their thought world, and when a person is displaced from that world, it makes less sense to carry on the practices. My father grew up in a clan society in pre-Korean War North Korea. His grandfather was head of the Shin clan.
by Joyce ShinJanuary 7, 2016