Category Archives: culture

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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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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C.S. Lewis

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Facing the Unimaginable

No one in the lynch mob that murdered Walter Johnson was ever convicted. Government officials tried to save his life by hiding him in the woods when the armed crowd attacked the Princeton City Jail in Mercer County, West Virginia. … Continue reading

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March for Our Lives – Williamsburg, Virginia, Part 2

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March for Our Lives – Williamsburg, Virginia

Through the heart of Colonial Williamsburg. Literally in the footsteps of Thomas Jefferson and George Washington.

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March for Our Lives – Richmond, Va.

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The power of positive thinking. Really.

Positive thinking seldom cures debilitating diseases. All the prayers in the world won’t regrow an amputated limb. But how you respond to situations lays the foundation for future situations. Scripture says the rain falls on the just and the unjust. … Continue reading

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Cultural Christians ~ when Christianity isn’t Christianity

A prominent voice in mainstream media is Cultural Christians who care more about the culture than they do about actually following the teachings of Jesus. You know who they are — sycophant, sympathetic apologists for sexist, racist bigots and patriarchal … Continue reading

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Shamash — the helper

A seven-branched menorah symbolizes Jewish Temple tradition. The nine-branched Hanukkah menorah is lit during the eight-day holiday of Hanukkah. A new branch is lit on each night of Hanukkah. In the ancient story, when the Maccabean revolt led to the … Continue reading

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