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 By Gordy Arlin    Opinion 

Delightedly watching greed and abuse-of-power self-destruct | Worship

Hello friends! “For the first time in history, the dream of peace on earth is within the reach of the nations. Indeed, peace is the next stage in the evolution of this planet.... — Updated 8/1/2021

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Treat the less fortunate with kindness and compassion | Worship

This week, Muslims in Mukilteo and around the world celebrated Eid Al Adha, the second most important Islamic holiday. It fell during the summer because Islam uses a lunar... — Updated 7/21/2021

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Buy Low; Sell High | Worship

Our church is taking some time to go through the Book of Proverbs in the Bible: one chapter per week. We read the chapter on our own, slowly because Proverbs is one of those Books i... — Updated 7/14/2021

 By Eric Jacobsen    Opinion

Bishop Kaku brings global perspective to Mukilteo | Worship

"Having lived in many places around the world, the Pacific Northwest is our favorite in many ways," Mukilteo resident Jamie Kaku said. Jamie and his wife, Rie, and their four... — Updated 7/7/2021

 By Matthew Young    Opinion

Appreciating the kindness of a stranger | Worship

There is smoke billowing from under your minivan! That is what the kind, concerned citizen who signaled us to pull over as we descended into Wenatchee told us. We had driven over... — Updated 6/23/2021

 By Marcus Rabb II    Opinion

Following God | Worship

I'm new to the city of Mukilteo, and to the state of Washington in general. My family and I moved here in October 2020 from a city in Southern California named Hawthorne, located... — Updated 6/16/2021

 By David Parks    Opinion

Congregations should speak out during Pride Month | Worship

June is Pride Month. It is an opportunity for communities of faith to be public and explicit in their affirmation and advocacy for LGBTQ+ people. When congregations don't announce... — Updated 6/9/2021


Pandemic teaches us important life lessons | Worship

Early last year we heard stories regarding shortage of toilet paper at grocery stores, but there were also stories about neighbors helping neighbors surfacing everywhere. Caring... — Updated 6/2/2021 Full story


The Ultimate Reality of God | Worship

Editor's Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his... — Updated 5/19/2021

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Adapting allowed Muslims to celebrate Ramadan this year | Worship

Today is the final day of the Holy Month Ramadan, 30 days of fasting from sunrise to sunset and compared with Ramadan 2020, when mosques around the world were closed because of the... — Updated 5/12/2021

 By Glen Pickus    Opinion

We all can be chosen | Worship

Being labeled "the chosen people" has been problematic for Jews as it can sometimes be off-putting to non-Jews, while simultaneously being discomforting to Jews. For some, the... — Updated 5/5/2021

 By Don Saul    Opinion

Jeremiah and Moses: Odd men out | Worship

Last week I was preparing my sermon on the prophet Jeremiah. As I was doing my research, my mind drifted toward Moses. At first I couldn’t figure out why, but then I realized... — Updated 4/28/2021


Like the Magi | Worship

Editor's Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his... — Updated 4/21/2021

 By Pam Miles    Opinion

Earth Day: Be a responsible caretaker of God's Creation | Worship

For some who claim to not be religious but rather instead claim to be "spiritual," they may not find a connection with the Divine Creator in a sanctuary built of wood and mortar,... — Updated 4/14/2021

 By Tom Seguine    Opinion

Easter, grief, and dividing by zero | Worship

I think the strangest thing was how cold the body was. Every morning when I walk into my bathroom and I touch the counter I expect it to be cold – to feel the heat leaving me and... — Updated 4/7/2021


He Is Risen | Worship

Editor's Note: Father Bill Mobley was a Worship columnist for The Beacon in the early- and mid-1990s until his death in 1996. A few times this year, we will be revisiting his... — Updated 3/31/2021


For the better of the collective good, we wait | Worship

Have you ever waited for a stoplight to change and that wait seems to take forever? These days, I do a lot of waiting. My guess is I'm not the only one. Waiting for spring to bring... — Updated 3/24/2021


Where is God? | Worship

In the fall of every year as I watch the next generation returning to school to begin anew their journey into tomorrow, I wonder how best to tell them what faith is all about. I... — Updated 3/17/2021

 By Jim Beirne    Opinion

Good news in difficult times | Worship

Don't you love to hear good news? We all do! There's nothing like it! It's easy to receive and brings out the best in everyone. Everyday we wake up it's very apparent that we are li... — Updated 3/10/2021

 By David Parks    Opinion

Christianity has been hijacked | Worship

News coverage of the riotous insurrection in our nation's capital on Jan. 6 included video of the disturbing scene. There were confederate flags, Q-Anon banners, Viking helmets and... — Updated 3/3/2021

 By Pam Miles    Opinion

Do you see your neighbor? | Weekly Worship

It's hard to believe that we are now going on a year in the pandemic. A year where we have not been able to worship shoulder to shoulder, and elbow to elbow. No hanging out at the... — Updated 2/24/2021

 By Glen Pickus    Opinion

Seeking social justice is our tradition | Worship

Like all other religions Judaism comes in several flavors. There are the familiar Reform, Conservative and Orthodox movements. Less well known denominations include... — Updated 2/17/2021


Where is the Living Christ? | Worship

A ragged man is huddled in the corner of the bank entrance so he can shelter from the cold winter wind. As I walk by, I try to avoid looking at him at all, especially his eyes. “The homeless people in this town are growing too ra... — Updated 2/10/2021

 By Don Saul    Opinion

To Be-lieve or Not to Be-lieve: That is the Question | Worship

Humble apologies to Shakespeare, who wrote the actual masterful line in his play, Hamlet! Hamlet contemplated the ultimate question: the value of life itself. He pondered the... — Updated 2/3/2021

 By Aziz Junejo    Opinion

Forgiveness can be spiritually liberating | Worship

Forgiving others who have hurt our feelings can bring us peace of mind and please God. Doing so can have a positive effect on our health and relationships, while keeping us at peace... — Updated 1/27/2021


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