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Articles and reflections to support your life and faith from pastors, staff, and members of St. Philip the Deacon.

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The Eternal Loving Embrace

Article written by Amanda Berger. (Originally published in our Fall 2021 issue of Inspire magazine.) “Christian Mysticism is the spiritual…

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Take and Eat

By Amanda Berger Celebrating the Lord's Supper at home requires a little bit of forethought, but provides a satisfying experience…

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A Word on Freedom

By Pastor Tim Westermeyer As I write this, we are still in the month of July, which begins with a…

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At the Turquoise Table

The Turquoise Table is a symbol of hospitality and of a desire for connection between neighbors. It is a place to gather and spend intentional time getting to know those around you.

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The God Who Sees

Hospitality has long been a trademark of Christian communities. From the earliest gatherings of believers, who “broke bread in their homes and ate together with glad and sincere hearts, praising God and enjoying the favor of all the people” (Acts 2:46) to the radical hospitality that is characteristic of Benedictine communities, Christianity has sought to model the unconditional welcome and love of Jesus.

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— CHRISTIAN WISDOM —

“The grace of God means something like: Here is your life. You might never have been, but you are because the party wouldn’t have been complete without you.”

Frederick Buechner