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Seeking Social Ethicist; MBA Required

June 26, 2019

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Jerry Falwell, Jr., is making life impossible for recovering sarcasm addicts.

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Bereavement in an Age of Rage: Comments on the Commentary

May 12, 2019

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Tweeters dropped their smart phones and genuinely grieved over such a malevolently random death. It was as if a previous era’s medical fickleness reached into ours and snatched one of our own.

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The Week That Shook The World

April 14, 2019

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We’re about to enter those climactic, universe-rattling days, otherwise known as Holy Week, which begins on Palm Sunday (today) and reaches its zenith in the three days of the Easter Triduum (Maundy Thursday, Good Friday, Holy Saturday, and Easter Sunday).  We remember Jesus as he knowingly walked into his own travail. 

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A Reply To Terror

March 15, 2019

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I long to board a plane, land in New Zealand, and weep with those who are weeping.

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Forgiving & A Beach’s Sand

January 11, 2019

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We aren’t like rock cliffs on the coast; we are like sand on the beach. If we are not permeable to hatred, fear, and hurt, neither would we be permeable to love and kindness.

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“Man in God & God in Man …”

January 7, 2019

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“In choosing to be born for us, God chose to be known by us.”

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The Human God at Christmas

December 24, 2018

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I’m sure Mary cooed and sung lullabies to Jesus.  What were her intuitions as she suckled him?  Were there moments when she looked into her baby’s eyes and saw the eons staring back at her?

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Life Pushes Through The Desert Sand

October 10, 2018

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This is the last sample chapter of a book I’m writing, which maps out how white American evangelical Christianity morphed from intellectual sophistication into an arena for bullies, trashing its heritage and time-honored creeds in the process. Yet all is not despair. The book’s final section, “Samples of Hope,” probes three vibrant ministries that signal many […]

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Mystery & Wonder

October 9, 2018

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Kalistos Ware has thrown a bridge spanning east and west. More specifically, he’s helped Western Christians understand Eastern Orthodoxy. The West tends toward analysis while, at its best, the East stands in awe. The West tries to figure things out while the East embraces mystery . That’s a caricature, of course, and both traditions have […]

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Francis and an appeal to simplicity, humility, and purity

October 4, 2018

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Today — October 4th, 2018 — is the feast day of Saint Francis, the thirteenth-century Assisi native who gave up his inheritance rights as he fell in love with God. His fame radiates so far and wide that we needn’t say much more. It’s best just to listen. Here’s something he wrote, lifted from today’s […]

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