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Steven Kurtz's Blog · 3d ago

Saying it, and Making it Happen

Jewish people have a phrase they use: Tikkun Olam. It literally means repairing the world. Living in such a way that things are better because we showed up. We look for solutions. We work fo...
Steven Kurtz's Blog · 1W ago

Finding Jesus Alive

You see Jesus living where he said he could be seen. Jesus said he would be seen in the disguise of “the least of these”, the ones who are hungry, thirsty, laking proper clothing, incarcera...
Steven Kurtz's Blog · 2W ago

The Ride to Die For

You cannot love someone who is hungry, and not feed them. You cannot love someone who is a slave, without working for their freedom. You cannot love someone who is suffering, without askin...
Steven Kurtz's Blog · 3W ago

Breath, Spirit, Hope

Our theology is not that God is behind the curtain like Oz, or like a puppet master. Rather that God is the ultimate depth dimension in every moment, calling all creation to the possibiliti...
Steven Kurtz's Blog · 1M ago

What’s in Your Glass?

Everyone is thirsty. We all want to be loved and accepted. It is a deep longing in us, as intense as thirst can be. And we too have had people in our lives that have loved us - parents, l...
Steven Kurtz's Blog · 1M ago

All the Families, The Whole World

My family has lost track of the story of the suffering that motivated us to leave old Europe to come as immigrants to America. But nobody takes all those risks unless suffering has made it ...
Steven Kurtz's Blog · 1M ago

A Language and a Place in Lent

Nearly half of all All Americans say that they have experienced awe or wonder, or have had a mystical experience of the divine. This is double the number of people who could say that back i...
Steven Kurtz's Blog · 1M ago

“Get up and do not be afraid”

Sermon on Exodus 24:12-18 and Matthew 17:1-9 for Transfiguration Sunday, Year A, Feb. 26, 2017 Exodus 24:12-18 The LORD said to Moses, “Come up to me on the mountain, and wait there; and I w...
Steven Kurtz's Blog · 2M ago

A Perfectly Executed Life

As followers of Jesus we have been given the amazing gift of a vision of a non-violent world in which the cycle of violence, instead of coming to an even balance of proportionality, could co...
Steven Kurtz's Blog · 2M ago

Living A Christian “Namaste”

What is fundamentally true of you and me and all of us has nothing to do with the secondary features we see on the surface. Whatever your race, whatever your nationality, your religion, wh...