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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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This is a scandal?

January 6, 2019

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Partisan snoops dug up a video supposedly shedding light on Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s deep-dark past; The newly-elected congresswoman, a social democrat representing the Bronx and Queens, once danced with fellow college students in Boston. Gasp.

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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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Thoughts From Hell

December 9, 2018

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My friend, Eden Vigil Director Lowell Bliss, traveled to Poland to attend the United Nations climate change talks, dubbed COP 24, and toured the Nazi death camp, Auschwitz. He filed Facebook reports. I found this especially poignant, and I share it with his permission.

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Missing The Earthquake While The Scale Shakes

November 12, 2018

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Does the human race prefer the soap opera’s crisis and drama? It seems so. Just view the 2018 American mid-term election scene, where pundits snuggle into their own concocted enigmas and miss potential electoral tremors in the nation’s religious landscape.

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No Worries At Armageddon

October 11, 2018

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Our society is certifiably bonkers. I’ve got proof positive.

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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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