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Who should stand in the dock?

June 1, 2010

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What happens when the would-be dragon slayer peers into the mirror and sees a flame-throwing reptile?

That’s the real question as tar balls wash ashore in the Gulf and the ooze seeps into the reeds of Louisiana’s marshes.

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Just a bile duct in the Body of Christ

May 1, 2010

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By Carlene Byron I have an acquaintance who feels stuck. Like there’s a big pile of something in front of him that keeps him from doing what he fervently believes is most important. He’s not lazy or unproductive. On the contrary, he’s an award-winning web designer for a global nonprofit. His work – often late […]

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The Arithmetic of Fear

April 28, 2010

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by Carlene Byron  Do you have a copy of the US National Debt Clock ticking away on your computer’s desktop? Last time I looked online, a couple days ago, we were at $12.87 trillion, a pretty staggering number.  I wish there were an equivalent US Personal Debt Clock available. Because that number is also staggering.  […]

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A Scandalous Scandal Scandalizes The Scandalizers

April 12, 2010

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The outcry over God’s failure to adjust himself to human expectations reached a high-pitched scream yesterday with yet another startling revelation: God – the Great “I AM,” The Almighty Monarch, the Creator of all Existence, the One Who Pulled the Pin at the Big Bang – is registered with neither major American political party.

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My Good Friday

April 9, 2010

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I once swam in liquid darkness.

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Wrestling With God

October 26, 2009

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There’s a biblical passage that booms like distant thunder from across the millennia. God throws down a challenge: “Wrestle with me.”

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Peter’s Revelation

April 16, 2009

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Part One See Luke 22:54-62 Kindly let me ring that rooster’s neck – the one who crowed before you gazed on me, and drained my face of all its blood. I collapsed amid my heaving sobs, my bold self-image heaped in rubble, a trembling coward rising in its place. Enough of self-discovery! My warrior self […]

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Thoughts at Christmas

January 6, 2009

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We often use Christmas to bewail our society’s rampant materialism. We rail against shameless television advertisements; we moan about poor church attendance; we cry out against spiritual decay. Frankly, I’m tempted to do the same thing again – because we’re right. Our society is too materialistic; the advertising agencies are shameless; and I do wish […]

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