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Turkey and the Levant A Small Thought Regarding the Recent Earthquake

February 7, 2023 by | Chaplain Musings

The United States of America recently experienced mass shootings throughout California, followed by yet another Black man murdered because of entrenched racist policies. People of various religious and secular backgrounds have conducted vigils, grieved, sought answers, and tried to make sense of human-to-human death. What happens, however, when death is not because of humans but,

September Blog by Rabbi Corie Yutkin

September 22, 2021 by | Chaplain Musings

The month of September was filled with many of the most holy of Jewish holidays. Since the Jewish calendar is based on the lunar calendar, the High Holy Days (Rosh HaShanah and Yom Kippur) can arrive anywhere between early September and late October. When people say that the holidays are “early” or “late,” the classic

Weeds Reflection by Rev. Nancy Brink

May 7, 2021 by Rev. Nancy Brink | Chaplain Musings

I am a daily player of Words with Friends, an online Scrabble-like game that I play with pals from across the country. Some are excellent and regularly outsmart me (that’s you, Jerry Price). Others I have to work less hard to beat! Between each play, a brief ad pops up. It still is creepy when

A Time to Remember

April 21, 2021 by | Uncategorized

Join the Fish Interfaith Center staff Chapman Community Memorial Service Monday, April 26 at 4 pm PST to remember the individual and collective loss we have experienced throughout this year Memorial services or funerals have been part of every culture and every religious, spiritual, and many secular traditions. One of the hardest parts of the

A Season of Waiting By Gail Stearns, Dean of the Chapel

December 22, 2020 by | Chaplain Musings

As the season of Advent closes, whether one believes the ancient biblical tale of Jesus’ birth is divinely inspired, or sees it as a metaphor or simply an author’s tale, there is one part of the story that relates to the particular plight of countless people of throughout history. But it’s not the part that

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