I Will Not Keep Silent! I Will Not Rest! Psalm 37:1-11, 39-40 and Isaiah 62:1-5 February 24, 2019 Rev. Dr. Theresa S. Thames for Princeton University Chapel During our most recent choir tour in Morocco, out of all of the places we were visiting, I was most excited about Marrakech. Not because of any … Continue reading I Will Not Keep Silent! I Will Not Rest!
Dr. Sarah Sayeed People come in and out of the doorway of our lives for reasons not always discernible to us. But they are always there as part of some wise, loving plan for our growth, even and perhaps especially when they bring us challenges or pain. There is a verse in the Quran that … Continue reading Calibrated For Goodness
A Diwali 2018 Reflection By Anantanand Rambachan More than 2,500 years ago, a priest in Bṛhadāraṇyaka Upaniṣad (Yajur Veda) prayed: Lead us from untruth to truth-asatō mā sadgamaya Lead us from darkness to light-tamasō mā jyōtirgamaya Lead us from death to immortal life- mr̥tyōrmā amr̥taṁ gamaya Om Peace, Peace, Peace- Om śāntiḥ śāntiḥ śāntiḥ … Continue reading Lead Us From Truth to Untruth
By Stephanie Paulsell Stephanie Paulsell’s “The Art of Living: Practices for Flourishing in a Fractured World” was presented at Vassar College on February 22, 2018; her talk was part of Vassar’s Office of Religious and Spiritual Life’s participation in a multi-year Luce Foundation grant on practices, “Campus Chaplaincy for a Multifaith World,” directed out of … Continue reading Introduction to Practices
Rabbi Ira J. Dounn Have you heard of the Sacrifice of Sarah? No, you probably haven’t, because it isn’t recorded in the Torah. We often think that the Binding of Isaac episode had a happy ending. Even though G-d commands Abraham to sacrifice Isaac, G-d stops Abraham from going through with it and Abraham … Continue reading The Sacrifice of Sarah: Acknowledging the Real Victim of the Binding of Isaac
Rev. Vance P. Ross Matthew 3:1-12 In those days John the Baptist appeared in the wilderness of Judea, proclaiming, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near.” This is the one of whom the prophet Isaiah spoke when he said, “The voice of one crying out in the wilderness: ‘Prepare the way of the … Continue reading Outlying Faith: an Advent sermon
Maya Wahrman (This poem was composed in response to arrests by ICE of multiple people in Princeton, NJ; some of the families are known to the author.) Not here, they said. Not here, a knock on the door before winter’s late dawn a small boy reaching for the doorknob, a mamá slaps his hand … Continue reading Hineni