Jamey's Suicide

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Jamey Rodemeyer committed suicide this month.  The 14 year old was bullied for being gay.  In May he posted a personal video on ItGetsBetter.org telling the world that since coming out he had received much support from friends, family, and strangers.  He had an upbeat view on life.  Sadly, the hope, faith, and optimism turned [Read More...]

Man Sets Himself On Fire

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In northern Greece this week a man deep in debt set himself on fire in front of his bank.  It was a bold, dramatic statement that reflects the stress, despair, and hopelessness an increasing number of people now feel throughout the world.  It is the second time he’s tried to kill himself because of the [Read More...]

Secularizing God on 9/11

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… you shall not be like the hypocrites.  For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the corners of the streets, that they may be seen by men … when you pray, go into your room, and when you have shut your door, pray to your Father who is in the secret [Read More...]

Satan and Chocolate

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Dreams fascinate me.  With each passing day they absorb more of my time.  Carl Jung and I are now very acquainted.  We may become good friends.  I even invested a small fortune to acquire Jung’s The Red Book.  Dreams often keep me up at night because I analyze them on the spot when I rouse from [Read More...]

Corporations Are People Too!

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Presidential candidate and former Massachusetts Governor Mitt Romney raised eyebrows and heard catcalls for telling an audience that corporations are people.  After getting heckled Romney insisted that “corporations are people, my friend.”  Although in one sense the matter may be academic if his slide in the polls continues, there is a much broader question of [Read More...]

A Christian Call for Economic Liberty

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Then you shall sanctify the fiftieth year, and proclaim remission throughout the land to all its inhabitants. It shall signal the Year of Remission for you; and each of you shall return to his possession, and each of you shall return to his homeland (Leviticus 25:10 – inscription on the Liberty Bell in Philadelphia). “My [Read More...]

Pierre Teilhard de Chardin

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“Everything that ascends must converge,” Pierre Teilhard de Chardin reflected.  In a world that spins out of control the observations of this priest, mystic, scientist, and theologian seem more relevant than ever.  The human spirit still struggles to converge.  In mid-August, I visited Fr. de Chardin’s grave located at what had been a Jesuit novitiate [Read More...]

FOX NEWS – UNFAIR & UNBALANCED

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Fox News and Friends hosts had a spiritual melt down this week because President Barack Obama issued a proclamation honoring the Muslim holy month of Ramadan.  Sadly, it seems to be about Christian vs. Muslim.  What has been overlooked is President George W. Bush’s noble and consistent outreach to American Muslims. To the dismay of [Read More...]

Debt Deal, But No Jubilee for Average Americans

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Bankers, large investors, currency traders, Wall Street moguls, career and ambitious minded politicians, and U.S. bond holders in China and the Middle East are among those happy that America will not default. A Faustian inspired deal has been agreed to in Washington. Average Americans, however, were overlooked. A biblical Jubilee is needed for the poor [Read More...]

Norway's Oklahoma City – Why?

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Almighty God comfort the People of Norway during this time of death and confusion.  Give them courage, strength, and bless them with peace allowing each person to find closure.  Amen.       Why God?  Why do these things happen?  Do you allow them?  Free choice?  What was the choice of the people murdered? An Oslo police officer [Read More...]


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