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Gotta love those hilarious people at Fox News

June 28, 2017

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As a 60-year-old with incurable cancer — forced out of a career, dependent on disability payments and Medicaid — it’s always good to know someone’s got my back. Take commentator Lisa Kennedy Montgomery, for instance, and her ever-so-compassionate Fox News colleagues.

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How is that a thing?

June 25, 2017

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Cindy Brady (see the video below) poses a question for anyone joining a Facebook group called Christians For Trump; “How is that a thing?” She lays down the challenge in unsparing terms. Lest her confrontational words throw us, read the Bible’s portrait of the commendable ruler in Psalm 72. A couple passages from the ESV translation: […]

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Albright to Trump: Nuts to your refugee scheme

January 27, 2017

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President Trump’s race to upend American ideals in the name of patriotism is achieving a cheetah’s speed. Remember that phrase, “Give me your tired, your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”? Forget it. He’s maneuvering to cut the refugee flow.

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Rolling in the xenophobic brambles

November 28, 2015

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We’ve lain in this anti-immigrant and refugee bed before and it always sprouts thorns.

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Is martyrdom marketable?

December 26, 2014

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Slice another pie and mix up more stuffing. The religious festivals tramp on like salivating cholesterol monsters. The Feast of St. Stephens comes on December 26th, the same date as Boxing Day in the former British Empire and Wren’s Day in Ireland. It’s also the Second Day of Christmas (remember the thirteen-day season) and Rummage-through-the-leftovers Day. Because we can.

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Evangelical Response to Eric Garner Decision: The System Failed

December 6, 2014

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Once again, the popular image of a Rush Limbaugh faith crumbles. Christianity Today surveyed postings from Evangelical advocates after a grand jury declined to indict New York City Police Officer Daniel Pantaleo, whose choke hold evidently contributed Eric Garner’s death. Almost all the leaders were disheartened.

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How Democrats Snatch Defeat From The Jaws of Victory

July 14, 2014

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Let’s ask the real election-year question: Why isn’t the Democratic Party poised with forks and knives, ready for November’s sizzling elephant steak? Republican popularity spirals amid denials of verified science, yet there’s genuine fear of a GOP Senate takeover. We should be dreaming of 1964, when Democrats held two-thirds majorities in both houses after routing Goldwater.

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Video of the month: Alister McGrath and the confessions of a lapsed atheist

May 6, 2014

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Pick up a book by Alister McGrath and read it at some time. You’ll discover that the theologian and Oxford University professor violates one of academia’s unwritten but cardinal rules: Not only does he think well, he writes well.

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When the past strangles us

February 22, 2013

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Gaze through civil religion’s in-creeping fog: Halos blink on over sweltering men with wigs. They’re now immaculate secular apostles; they kneel on a mountain top beside their polished spittoons while awaiting their Constitution’s arrival. They never haggled, never referred to their honored but maddening mother country, and never debated behind closed doors in a muggy city in defiance of their original commission. So dare not think the heretical thought: “Maybe the Second Amendment has outlived its usefulness.”

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“Almost Amish”: Cultural and spiritual wisdom in a horse-drawn buggy

June 13, 2012

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Nancy Sleeth has eaten the fish and spat out the bones. She looks beyond the group’s obvious flaws, learns from their attributes and applies their lessons in “Almost Amish: One Woman’s Quest For a Slower, Simpler, and More Sustainable Life.” The result: An entertaining, thought-provoking, refreshing, nuts-and-bolts manual for those of us who feel enslaved to the grid and our gas guzzlers.

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