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Advent & Original Sin

This is a stunning statistic: There have been more mass shootings than days in this year. As of December 1 (day 335), there were 385 mass shootings that took place in the US. In the last 72 hours, two more have occurred at naval bases.  Which immediately reminded me of an interesting detail from the … Continue reading Advent & Original Sin

Does God Pick Our President?

On Inauguration Day I posted an open letter to Donald Trump that, essentially, called him to be a president for all Americans and to stand for justice and equality. To my surprise, this post generated a lot of strong response. Some people (even people who voted for Trump) thought it was a balanced, fair piece. … Continue reading Does God Pick Our President?

Don’t Be Afraid: Refusing Fear, Choosing Love

When someone peddles in fear, when they try to manipulate you by preying upon your anxiety, you can be sure they aren't really worried about you at all. Actually, they are trying to prop up themselves. They are seeking to shore up their own slice$ of the pie, their own security.

Why Your Pastor Can’t Always Tell You What You Want to Hear

I have a confession to make. Usually, I don't like to speak for other people, but for this post I am making an exception. Now, I'm not claiming to speak for all pastors/clergy/speakers. That would be ridiculous. However, I am speaking for people like me who have some explaining to do.  So, here's the confession: … Continue reading Why Your Pastor Can’t Always Tell You What You Want to Hear