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Rev Emily C Heath

Equal Marriage and the Holiness of Loving Against the Odds

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.21.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

Five months from today, I will say, "I do." Words forged in the soul despite the words of the world. I can't wait to say them. I can't wait to live a life of the everyday holy with the woman I love.

The Unexpected Pastor

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 08.05.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

It sounds cliche to say that being a pastor is the hardest thing I've ever done, but it's true. And yet, I can't imagine doing anything else.

Between Sundays: Holy Week And The Importance Of Weekday Christians

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 06.02.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

To me, the most comforting part of Holy Week is not the waving of triumphal palms on one Sunday morning, or the flowers and joyous hymns on the next. It's what happens in between.

Lent: Mud Season And Letting Things Get Messy

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 05.15.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I've often found that the most vital churches are the places that do Lent the best. They're the places that don't shy away from acknowledging the messiness of the spiritual life.

Lent: Learning To Suffer? Or Learning To Love?

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 04.23.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

So what could a justice-oriented Lent look like? What would it look like if instead of passing up a Snickers bar, we passed on the love of Christ by feeding our neighbors who don't have the luxury of turning down food?

On Keeping Christ in Christmas

Rev. Emily C. Heath | Posted 02.18.2012 | Religion
Rev. Emily C. Heath

I'd like us to realize that keeping Christ in Christmas has nothing to do with what others choose to do, and everything to do with who we choose to be.