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Where is decency?

How long would you permit someone to abuse another, before you step up? How long would you stay around someone telling racist jokes, before you walk away? How long do you let a man make derogatory and sexist comments about … Continue reading

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“President Carter, am I a Christian?”

I love President Carter. I’ve written about him here: President Carter   and here: The desire to find peace on Memorial Day   and here: You met a president   New York Times reporter Nicolas Kristof had a great e-mail interview with … Continue reading

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April 12, 1963

Martin Luther King, Jr.  was the original face of the Black Lives Matter movement. The radical right who annual parrot empty platitudes about King for his birthday would reject him if he were alive today.

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Did Jesus die for our sins?

Did Jesus die for our sins? That’s a common question the week between Palm Sunday and Easter. Jesus took on the sins of the world, suffered and died, so that we might have eternal life. Right? This was the point … Continue reading

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Spiritual refugees

Most of us are refugees in someway. Many are emotional or spiritual refugees, as distant and isolated from others as physical refugees are removed from homelands. We are separated from feeling our own pain, refugees rejecting our own emotions. Unaware … Continue reading

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God’s power in weakness

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The Jesus you follow

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Family reunion 

Note: This isn’t the sort of thing I usually write on this site.  But, here it is. A day on Walton’s Mountain Thousands traveled to remote Schuyler, Virginia this weekend for the Waltons 45th Anniversary Reunion. From more than a … Continue reading

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Resident Aliens

I met Will Willlimon recently. (His preaching technique was exactly what I was taught in seminary. But that’s another story.) In my first semester of seminary I read Resident Aliens: Life in the Christian Colony, written by Willimon and Stanley … Continue reading

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Middle class Messiah

Recently I wrote: The Bible is clear. Jesus is with the losers, not the leaders. Jesus was an unemployed Palestinian. A Syrian refugee child. A Honduran roofer. Jesus is the dark-skinned woman cleaning your table, your hotel room, your office. … Continue reading

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