Rev. Charles J. Stephens

Abundant Blessing or What More Did I Think I Wanted?

One service at 10:00am.  Multi-generational Choir singing.  I am doing more sawing and splitting wood as well as gardening than preaching sermons. Spending so much time outside reminds me of the natural abundance which generally exists at least in our part of the globe. I am under no illusion such an abundant of natural blessings … Continued

This Sacred and Magnificent Earth

I realize more and more that I am, and we are, not distinct from the earth.  Looking at the abundance of life rising up and flowering around us, we too are lifted up and sense our wholeness with the earth. It is time to recognize and celebrate our blessed unity with our sacred mother.

The Doctrine of Discovery and the Separation of Church and State

On this Columbus Day weekend, what would your reaction be if the US Supreme Court were to base their decision between the Standing Rock Sioux tribe and oil companies in North Dakota on an ancient Papal document? We may not be personally responsible for what happened centuries ago to Native Americans when this, their land … Continued