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The Bible as a weapon ...

I have been thinking lately about how humans use the Bible - the ancient, timeless text meant to teach us about God's redemptive plan for the universe, culminating in the life, ministry, death and resurrection of Jesus, the Christ. I have been thinking about how we use the Bible as a weapon. I am getting […]

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Martin Luther King, Jr.

I wanted to say something on this important national holiday; a piercing quote, a thoughtful word. But first, I decided to do some reading, to refresh my mind about the life and legacy of this man. I was struck by an excerpt from a book called The Heavens Might Crack: The Death and Legacy of […]

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These are the heroes ...

The young man in a hoodie, bundled up against the cold, waiting at the corner for the bus that picks him up before dawn for the long, winding ride across town to the school farthest from his home; a two-hour daily commute. The little girls huddled together for warmth on the playground as the autumn […]

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Shop on behalf of your neighbor ...

As a little girl, I lived on the East side of our town, which, like many cities, is divided by a river. Our side of town, in the late 60's and early 70's, was considered the rough side, the more dangerous side. We were, and still are, a city divided by race. My folks chose […]

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If the way we read the Bible leads us to hate ...

Once again my favorite Irish poet for the win for thought-provoking statement of the day. Oh, did I tell you Padraig O'Tuama is gay? No? That's because ... who cares if he is? Here's what he said in my reading this morning: The suspicion I have is that if the way you read the [biblical] […]

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I prefer a church which is bruised ...

"I prefer a church which is bruised, hurting and dirty because it has been out on the streets, rather than a church which is unhealthy from being confined and from clinging to its own security … More than by fear of going astray, my hope is that we will be moved by the fear of […]

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