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November 05, 2015
“How the Founding Fathers Became Infallible and Our Politics Inflexible”
This past Tuesday was Election Day. But overshadowing any voting this week is the countdown to...
April 22, 2015
Betting on Earth’s Future
Before the 16th-century Scientific Revolution, it used to be more reasonable to hold the worldview...
March 19, 2015
The Transient and the Permanent in Christianity: Theodore Parker and the Transcendentalist Revolt
“[I invite you to] imagine you are in Boston some summer Sunday morning in the...
March 09, 2015
“The Selma Awakening”
I have posted previously on “Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall: Claiming Our Social Justice Story” in which...
November 03, 2014
Can You Be Both a Religious Liberal and a Political Conservative?
Religious Liberals (sometimes called "Religious Progressives") are open to growing, changing, and evolving based on new...
July 08, 2014
“Find Out How Much Love the World Can Hold”
The singer-songwriter Dar Williams has a song called “After All.” (If you aren’t familiar with...
February 03, 2014
“Seneca Falls, Selma, Stonewall”: Claiming Our Social Justice Story
Monday, January 21, 2013 was a High Holy Day in our nation’s "civil religion.” The...
December 06, 2013
The Hunger Games, the Zombie Apocalypse, and the Meaning of Myths, Old and New
The Greek’s accepted their myths as true in the sense that they were not doubted,...
August 26, 2013
Why “Spiritual And Religious” Is More Radical Than “Spiritual But Not Religious”
Almost two years ago Lillian Daniel, the Senior Minister of First Congregational Church of Glen Ellyn,...
April 16, 2013
Pope Fail: Francis Throws the “Nuns on the Bus” Under the Bus
I celebrated many of Pope Francis' early acts of compassionate humility -- especially his subversion...
April 08, 2013
Did You Just Send That Woman To a Church To Get Help with an Abortion?
Today, in the year 2013, when we reflect on what it means to talk about...
December 16, 2012
Politics of the Broken Hearted: Gun Rights and Gun Responsibilities
“There are two ways for the heart to break: apart into many shards like a...
November 04, 2012
“The Righteous Mind” and the Democratic Process
The human heart is the first home of democracy. It is where we embrace our...
September 02, 2012
En La Lucha: (Dis)covery, (Im)migration, and Social Justice
As a religious people who affirm human compassion, advocate for human rights, and seek justice,...
August 20, 2012
On Bullshit: Todd Akin Did Not “Misspeak”
Representative Todd Akin, a six-term member of Congress and the Republican Senate nominee from Missouri, said...
June 27, 2012
Standing on the Side of Love for Immigration Justice
Last week I had the privilege of attending the Unitarian Universalists' annual General Assembly, which was...
March 20, 2012
Ron Sider: An Evangelical Christian Worth Listening To
(Ronald J. Sider, Fixing the Moral Deficit: A Balanced Way to Balance the Budget, InterVarsity Press,...
March 07, 2012
“God is Not a Republican…or a Democrat”
Our county's bi-weekly newspaper published my latest Letter to the Editor this morning (Friday, March 16)....
February 29, 2012
Raise the Minimum Wage to $10/hour
In Chris Hedges’ most recent column, he reports Ralph Nader’s recommendation to the Occupy movement:...
October 17, 2011
Jesus’ Parable of the Job Creator, the Day Laborers, and #OccupyWallSt
Jesus’ “Parable of the Generous Landowner and the Laborers in the Vineyard” could be profitably...
October 07, 2011
“The Upside of Quitting”: Sunk Cost, Opportunity Cost, and the 10th Anniversary of the War in Afghanistan
Today marks ten years since the U.S. invaded Afghanistan. To reflect on the meaning of...
September 26, 2011
Letter to the Editor
There have been quite a few letters to the editor in response my letter a...
September 07, 2011
BOOK REVIEW: "Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politics"
(Alisa Harris, Raised Right: How I Untangled My Faith from Politics, 2011, 230 pages.) In the 2007...
February 01, 2011
Reflections on the Revolution in Egypt
My most personal connection to Egypt is spending a few days in Cairo and the...
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