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Wilbur Rees

Wilbur Rees

Wilbur Rees is currently Pastor Emeritus at Shalom United Church of Christ in Richland.

Wilbur calls himself a “survivor.” Having weathered the first two and a half decades of a tumultuous life, he went on to complete his education and serve as pastor in four states. He has written numerous article for religious publications and, in addition to this book, is the author of “Three Dollars Worth of God”. He is now retired and lives with his wife in Washington State.

 

Nothing in Particular

In my early years, I didn't know much about Christian sub-divisions, so I had to ask my parents, "What am I?"  "Protestant," they said - that was to distinguish me from a couple of Catholic friends I had.  Of course, I had no idea what a "Protestant" was, except that it was a "non-Catholic."

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Free Prayer

I am both puzzled and amused by a sign written in large letters and posted on one of our main roads in the city.  It reads: "Free Prayer" and then lists a phone number to call.  It puzzles me because I thought that all prayer was "free".

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New Experiences

New experiences can be an exciting amalgam of opportunity, dread, anticipation, and trepidation.  It was so for the people of Israel as they faced an unknown journey into the future.  According to scripture, Joshua led the people to the banks of the Jordan River and there they paused to "take stock" and receive instructions.

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