Author Archives: jim

Thanks for following Faith on the Fringe

Thanks for following Faith on the Fringe. I appreciate your support and interest. For some months, the blog has been hosted on this website: https://www.patheos.com/blogs/faithonthefringe I’ve posted an excerpt from my novel in progress written about Martin Luther King, Jr., … Continue reading

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The Second Coming

Happy birthday, William Butler Yeats. The Second Coming by W.B. Yeats June 13, 1865 – Jan. 28, 1939 Turning and turning in the widening gyre The falcon cannot hear the falconer; Things fall apart; the centre cannot hold; Mere anarchy … Continue reading

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Sunny day suicides – reminding us of who we are

“Ar dheis Dé go raibh a anam.” Working on my high school newspaper, a classmate and I wrote an article about suicide. I don’t remember which of us physically wrote the article. (My friend was much, much smarter than I … Continue reading

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The crisis in the U.S. church

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White Men: demanding rights for themselves they refuse to extend to others

Discrimination is wrong. Some people need to be told discrimination is wrong. For whatever reason, they never learned that it’s wrong to discriminate against others because of skin color, or gender or size or age or sexuality or nationality or religion. … Continue reading

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Z Powerful Love and Progressive Christianity

The Royal Wedding was eye-opening for many people. The Right Rev. Michael Curry, leader of the Episcopal Church in the USA, preached for 13 minutes about God’s love. (A transcript of his sermon is below.) This is what Progressive Christianity … Continue reading

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Toxic Christianity

I saw these bumper stickers on a truck recently. There’s so much going on here, I didn’t bother to look at the other side of the vehicle. It’s a toxic mix of nationalism, violence, racism, ignorance, gun fetishism and bad … Continue reading

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