Contemplation and Public Action The public good is most in danger when the voluntary visits to...Read More
A lot of us have “been diagnosed” with specific personality or mental conditions. I don’t formally have such a diagnosis (I’ve not yet seen anyone qualified to do it for me); but I’m sure there are several...Read More
[You can sign this covenant online at the Sojourners site. I have added underlines and bolds to the version below.] How good and pleasant it is when the people of God live together in unity. -Psalm 133:1 As Christian pastors and...Read More
I’ve been over at that nursing blog again (see “Fear and Courage in the Ambulance”). Here are some quotes about a Norwegian philosopher-nurse justifying compassion as a basic value. Kari Martinsen is an intense...Read More
“If I speak in the tongues of men and of angels, but have not love, I am a noisy gong or a clanging cymbal. And if I have prophetic powers, and understand all mysteries and all knowledge, and if I have all faith, so as to...Read More
WHAT IS ‘CREATIVE FIDELITY’? In a text I use for my “Life and Teachings of Jesus” class at the college, the author discusses the ‘how-to’ of inter-personal relationships, insisting that there...Read More
On this, the anniversary of the murder of Dr. King, let me commend to you the recent post by Rob Couto. It has excerpts from a speech King gave in New York City, one year before his murder, laying out very clearly and powerfully...Read More
by Larry and Connie Harvey, published in Southwest Nebraska News, Jun 26, 2003 from a delightful conversation with Mary Dec 15, 2002 at The Mill, Lincoln, NE SNN: Please introduce yourself to our readers. PIPHER: I am Mary...Read More
These last two weeks I read through the Sermon on the Mount a few times (Matthew chapters 5 thru 7 (see it at BibleGateway.com ). It is beautiful, difficult, profound, confusing, enlightening – all at once. But this time...Read More
We were gone for the weekend to Lawrence KS. (Nice place!) Browsing bookstores we found Let America Be America Again* — a few poems by the black “poet laureate” Langston Hughes, with a preface by Senator John...Read More
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