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...]

Church-State Separation in 2012

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In 2011, a poll conducted by the First Amendment Center found that 67% of Americans favor a separation of church and state.  Although delighted, I’m skeptical of the numbers.  Social conservatives, especially in the South,  are far more likely to understand the separation of church and state differently than those in the Northeast.  A conservative in Massachusetts or New [Read More...]

Mother Teresa, CEO – Book Review

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“Discover the Joy of Discipline” is an advice chapter offered in Mother Teresa, CEO:  Unexpected Principles for Practical Leadership that I was invited by Patheos to review and reflect on.  Although I wouldn’t describe them as “unexpected principles,” or that they are always practical … Read More Here.  [Read more...]

Sophia's Ballet

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The New York City Ballet (NYCB) arrived for its annual two week July engagement at its summer home in Saratoga Springs, NY.  I have the good fortune to live nearby.  Alexander Pushkin aptly described ballet as “a dance executed by the human soul.”  There is something sacred about every ballet performance.     Dance has the potential [Read More...]

Too Blasé for Love

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In a headache inducing duet Judy and Liza belted, “Love, love, hooray for love.  Who was ever too blasé for love?” Me!  That’s who!  I’m too blasé for it.  I’m tired of it.  I have a migraine from all the chatter about a social construct that was recently expanded!  As a New Yorker, I’m grateful, [Read More...]

Prayer to Holy Sophia (the Holy Spirit)

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Holy Sophia, God’s companion at Creation, instruct this Pilgrim in your Creative Ways; Field of Sunflowers, instill this Lover of Christ with the Holy Fire of Creative Love; Morning Mist, bless this Sojourner with Creative Discernment.     Holy Spirit, teach this Child to recognize, accept, and not fear Creative Revelation; Gentle Breeze, reveal to [Read More...]


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