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Finding God in the unexpected

From Upper Room Daily Reflections Finding God in the Unexpected I FIND GOD in the unexpected, the unexpected places where I least expect to find the presence of the Living God. It is in these unlikely places that the undeniable … Continue reading

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Jesus is on the side of the oppressed

Jesus is with the people on the fringe of the culture who demand to be treated with respect and dignity. He is always on the side of the marginalized victims. Jesus is with refugees and minorities. Jesus supports the meek … Continue reading

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Eclipse

Did you see this Facebook profile frame for the eclipse? This was a sponsored ad from the Institute for Creation Research. It was a paid ad from a religious organization, and most Facebook users had no idea. Who is ICR? … Continue reading

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Both sides

Both sides on the beaches of Normandy weren’t equal. Both sides at Auschwitz were not responsible.  Both sides did not cause the Civil War.  I am reminded of Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address, “Both parties deprecated war, but one of … Continue reading

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A letter for our times

In the aftermath of the chaos in Charlottesville, too many moderates remain silent. Anti-American, anti-Semitic racists marched through the city brandishing images of bigotry and hate, culminating in a racist white, male, terrorist driving his car into a crowd of … Continue reading

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A line drawn in blood

A new line was drawn on the streets of Charlottesville, Va. A line as red as the blood on the pavement and as stark as the Nazi flag. Because the line is clear: those who are on the side of … Continue reading

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God breathes

The breath of God blows through all of creation and through each of us. The seeds of creation are in each of us. We are stardust Billion year old carbon We are golden In Hebrew, the word for Spirit, ruach, … Continue reading

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God moves

I heard them before I saw them. And I heard them for a long time. I was hitchhiking across rural roads in Missouri and hadn’t seen much beyond abject poverty for what felt like most of my life. The night … Continue reading

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50

I turned 50 recently. The age where we realize there are more yesterdays than tomorrows. Half a century. All the coins in my pocket are younger than I. The most recent Supreme Court Justice is younger than I am. At … Continue reading

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Jesus had two dads

When I adopted our daughter, Joseph became my new favorite Biblical character.

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