Jesus was a highly respected teacher of morality and of the spiritual life. So, logically enough,...Read More
This site began as a Christian Democrat site, way back in 2003. I have been a registered Democrat for probably 43 years; but about four years ago my affiliation changed to independent (“unaffiliated”). So many...Read More
Words of Jesus, who is called “Christ.” It is from his title that we derive the word “Christian” (from Matthew 25:34-46) “Then the King will say to those on his right, ‘Come, you who are...Read More
Jordan Zakarin wrote a good spoof news article entitled Jesus Demures on Obama VP Talk. Obama is pretty attractive to a lot of Americans as a possible national leader, so… “[Jesus is] concerned with a number of...Read More
“Choose people” says Shane Claiborne. “We are a gentle, angry people … and we are fighting for our lives”
I really enjoyed Shane Claiborne’s Irresistible Revolution: living as an ordinary radical (Zondervan, 2006) – lots of fresh but very substantial perspectives on being Christian in America (and the world) in the early...Read More
Isaiah 10:1-3 (emphasis added) Woe to those who make unjust laws, to those who issue oppressive decrees, to deprive the poor of their rights and withhold justice from the oppressed of my people, making widows their prey and...Read More
Does this count as a Christmas thought? I’m going to quote John Ruskin again, from his 4 essays titled as a group “Unto This Last.” He is talking about the great value of justice. The mistake of the best men...Read More
On the sharing of America’s fabulous economic gains, on the sharing of the horrific price for Bush’s war in Iraq, on the sharing of the universal need for good health coverage – we clearly are no longer in it...Read More
I wonder how this strikes you. The Old Testament philosophy of history assumes that man grows and unfolds in history and eventually becomes what he potentially is. It assumes that he develops his powers of reason and love fully,...Read More
Isaiah 58 (like much of Isaiah) is awesome. For example, here’s verse 2. 2 For day after day they seek me out; they seem eager to know my ways, as if they were a nation that does what is right and has not forsaken the...Read More
Aristotle drew a distinction between “accident” and “essence.” “Accident” would include the specifics of how a thing appears in this world in a particular instance. You, for example, appear as...Read More
Find and work from your truest, deepest values... Say it out loud and every chance you get.~George LakoffSource: The New Don't Think of An ElephantTweet
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