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March 1st, 2022

I don’t know enough about international affairs, history, and geopolitics to write about Russia’s invasion into Ukraine. My problem is that I can’t think about anything else right now. I do have a certain amount of education in morals and ethics that makes me feel qualified...

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Advocating for Equity

February 1st, 2022

A school board in Tennessee just voted 10-0 to ban a Pulitzer-prize winning book about the Holocaust.

A Jewish couple in Tennessee has been denied the opportunity to adopt a child with special needs. The tax-supported Christian adoption agency denied them because of their...

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Happy new year?

January 1st, 2022

Here we are. A brand new year lies before us. My question is not so much “what are you going to do with this year“, but “how are you going to accomplish the things that you hope for, dream of, and need in this new year.”


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Now that's what I call love...

December 1st, 2021

Reprinted from December 12th, 2011


On what can hundreds of people from many Christian churches of various denominations...

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Lenten Reflection: Doing Our Best in the Beloved Community

March 17th, 2016

“I did my best,” cries the student when Mom or Dad questions the D on a report card. The same mantra comes from addicts when we have relapsed, from employees when our project fails and from CEOs when the company flounders.

In the beloved community, doing our best can be self-evaluated...

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Lenten Reflection: Serving in the Beloved Community

March 3rd, 2016

Much of Lent is spent with righteous people reflecting on their shortcomings, their failures. The watchword is “Don’t just do something; stand there.” We can only sit around reflecting for so long. As worthy an exercise as it is to be introspective and to gain perspective on our...

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Lenten Reflection: Involvement in the Beloved Community

February 19th, 2016

Who gets left out of the beloved community?

“God bless me and my wife, my son John and his wife, us four, no more. Amen.” It’s funnier if you haven’t heard it sincerely prayed.

A few are more generous to offer space in their circles. Their mantra could be,...

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