Author: Rev. Jeffrey Phillips

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There are things I like about the word religion – and things I don’t.Here’s one I don’t: religion tends to divide the sacred from the secular.In the religious sense, sacred refers to God, Jesus, the Bible, sacraments, worship, church music, religious art, and the church itself. That which is secular is everything else: nature, science, non-religious art and music, any community that is not the church, and almost everything that is understood as “work.”Sacred tends to be understood as good, even perfect. Secular is less than....