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Chaplain Norris Burkes: Say little – do much

February 6, 2020

I am a professionally employed chaplain. I’m schooled, ordained and certified. I’ve even been to war. But last week, I attended three funerals that reminded me how I can feel as helpless as anyone when...




Rev. Jerry Farrell: The Enneagram

January 2, 2020

Why do we act the way we do? Why do we do the things we don’t want to do, and not do the things we want? Sometimes it feels like we have an overriding software...


Religion Briefs, Jan. 3, 2020

January 2, 2020

The Union publishes Religion Briefs on the first Friday of each month. To share the latest from your western Nevada County church or spiritual organization, email readers@theunion.com. At times, due to space constraints, only a...




Chaplain Norris Burkes: Trouble with incantations

December 5, 2019

After serving 28 years as an Air Force chaplain, I can tell you that my counselees didn’t always come to see me on their own volition. Occasionally a supervisor sent an airman to my office...


Religion Briefs, Dec. 6, 2019

December 5, 2019

The Union publishes Religion Briefs on the first Friday of each month. To share the latest from your western Nevada County church or spiritual organization, email readers@theunion.com. At times, due to space constraints, only a...



Chaplain Norris Burkes: Do you know who I am?

October 31, 2019

I’m Chaplain Norris Burkes and I will be writing a new monthly column for The Union. The column will tell stories about people and events that illustrate my tagline: “Spirituality in Everyday Life.” While I...


Jewish Community Center Sisterhood to host guest speaker

October 27, 2019

Carol Scofield is scheduled to talk at the Jewish Community Center Sisterhood meeting on November 7. Scofield is a former talk show host and healthcare professional. She founded Scofield & Associates in 1987, and since...



Religion Briefs, Oct. 5, 2019

October 3, 2019

The Unitarian Universalist Community of the Mountains We will dig deep into the theme of “belonging” this October. If you are looking for meaningful community with an open spirit, but you’ve sworn off “religion,” this...


Chaplain Norris: My birthday prayer

October 3, 2019

I celebrated my birthday this week with six decades of candles atop a cake. Fortunately, we safely executed what is known in California as a “controlled burn.” Lately, I find myself checking the birth dates...



How American Christian media promoted charity abroad

September 5, 2019

Many religions urge their adherents to be charitable toward those in need. Jesus directed his followers to sell their possessions and give alms to the poor. The Hebrew Bible instructed the Jews to provide generously...


Religion Briefs, Sept. 6, 2019

September 5, 2019

Sierra Center for Spiritual Living We are a radically inclusive, spiritually progressive, supportive community that celebrates all the diversity of creation. We are committed to supporting one another in awakening to our spiritual magnificence. We...