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Bapu

In a world growing more violent, filled with those who accept violence as the cost of living in the world, our thoughts should turn to Mohandas Karamchand Gandhi. Better known as Mahatma. Great Soul. Born Oct. 2, 1869, he was … 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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Character as clear as black and white

The president-elect of the United States kicked-off the Martin Luther King Jr. holiday weekend by attacking on Twitter a civil rights legend who marched with King. John Lewis, a 14-term member of Congress, announced last week that he intended to … Continue reading

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“What we need in the United States”

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“To make gentle the life of this world”

April 4 marks the 48th anniversary of the death of Martin Luther King Jr. King has been dead nine years longer than he lived. Every year, I revisit the response of Robert Kennedy in Indianapolis, Indiana, following the assassination. This … Continue reading

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A Christmas Eve sermon

Much like the shepherds during the first Christmas, people around the world had their attention turned toward the heavens 47 years ago tonight, when the astronauts of Apollo 8 delivered their famous Christmas Eve broadcast from lunar orbit. In some … Continue reading

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Bubbles

We live in bubbles. Surrounded by  people like us, most of us seldom encounter people who are significantly different. We have our interests, our jobs and our educations, and we tend to be around people with similar backgrounds. Of course … Continue reading

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Civil Rights activist Jonathan Daniels

This week marks the 50th anniversary of the murder of white Civil Rights activist Jonathan Daniels. Faith on the Fringe has many international readers. For some, and for younger readers who may not understand the depths of the Civil Rights … Continue reading

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An ugly cycle of racial terrorism

The facts of the church shooting in Charleston, South Carolina are unfolding. But the deeper causes are like the rotted roots of an abscessed and infected tooth. In the moments after hearing the news, my thoughts went to another racist … Continue reading

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A Sermon for Martin Luther King Jr., on the anniversary of his murder

This is a sermon I gave in the past, that I’ve rewritten a little for today. John 1:29-42 The next day he saw Jesus coming toward him and declared, “Here is the Lamb of God who takes away the sin … Continue reading

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