As a Christian, and as an American, I cannot vote for either Trump or Clinton. Her threat is great...Read More
In pretty much his last words to the American people, Abraham Lincoln began the wrap-up of his Second Inaugural Address with these famous, beautiful ideals: With malice toward none, with charity for all . . . And I think he...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
Phil Johnson over at Seeing the Forest sees one of the important differences between these two campaigns for the Presidency. Compare the reaction of Obama and his campaign to last nights “that one” comment by McCain,...Read More
Scary Email I received an anonymous forwarded email the other day that combined a bit of good spiritual advice with a lot of classic Republico-Christian fear-mongering. Actually, it wasn’t totally anonymous. It was signed...Read More
“Any who act as if freedom’s defenses are to be found in suppression and suspicion and fear confess a doctrine that is alien to America.” – EisenhowerI’ve started into Al Gore’s new book, The...Read More
And while we are talking about the GIGO effects of listening to hate-talk (prior post), here’s Howard Thurman (Jesus and the Disinherited, p 88) Hatred is death to the spirit and disintegration of ethical and moral values....Read More
Not long ago I heard a minister say, from the pulpit on Sunday morning, that recently he had to stop listening to “talk radio.” It was filling him with a hateful spirit. Luke 6:27,28 “But I tell you who hear...Read More
Are we traveling down the same road the Germans took in the early 1930’s? I can’t say – but some of the landmarks sure look familiar. People get upset when I raise that issue, but for different reasons. One...Read More
Markos brings us up to date. So what have we learned the last 24 hours? One mind of the White House – We Should All Be Scared to Death! Terrorism is such a horrific danger to the very existence of our republic that we must...Read More
Here’s a beautiful (that is, ugly) contemporary American illustration of the probelm Habakkuk was dealing with, as referenced in the prior post. I found this quote in a diary from “tiggers thoughtful spot,” who...Read More
Here’s another heartfelt personal story — another good American having trouble with today’s America and today’s American Christianity. (This is reproduced by permission from the “News” page of...Read More
July 24, 2004 I do not fully agree with Shadia Drury’s take on the historical Jesus, but she is very much on target when she discusses how his name and “cover” have been used down through the centuries and...Read More
Wish I’d Said That!
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- Connie said These poems are inspiring and beautiful because th...
- Betty said I agree with Bernie and hope that more people will...
- CONNIE said Yes, we would and we will
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