God’s Covenant in the Promised Land was not Made With Those Who Drop Fragmentation Bombs Over the Hovels of Gaza– A Passionate Call to Conscience

"God’s iron requirement to stand with the oppressed occurs as well in the Hebrew and Greek bibles. Those who turn away from righteousness—be they Jew, Christian or Muslim—violate that covenant. They are not God’s people..." Read more of this passionate guest column first printed in  Truthdig by Chris Hedges.By Chris HedgesGod’s covenant in the Promised Land was not made with those who pilot F-16 fighter jets that drop 1,000-pound iron fragmentation bombs over the concrete hovels of Gaza … [Read more...]

We Spend Lifetimes Striving to Give Love, Create Beauty and Find Peace. Why?

It was a bright September day, clear, cool and perfect. My wife Genie, my grandchildren Lucy (age 5 and in the picture here taken that spring at Easter), Jack (3) and my daughter-in-law, Becky, were sprawled on the lawn. Lucy wandered over to the vegetable garden and picked cherry tomatoes. She ate them while dancing and watching her shadow flicker over the grass. Becky was starting to show with her third child.Love, contentment and sweetness were as palpable as the sunlight. The whole world … [Read more...]

The Ten Things the GOP Won’t Thank President Obama For in 2014

Here's Ten Things the GOP Won’t Thank President Obama For in 2014...1. Thank President Obama for bringing the economy back from the brink 2.  Thank President Obama for ending two useless wars W started 3.  Thank President Obama for the record high of the stock market 4.  Thank President Obama for the big improvement in employment numbers 5.  Thank President Obama for succeeding in spite of the GOP in keeping the government open 6.  Thank President Obama for not calling the Tea Party … [Read more...]

Time For Left and Right to Work Together

Left and Right need to work together, for instance why can't Rachel Maddow and Fox News can come together on some issues like stopping human trafficking and change things? Watch this clip from Darkwood Brew of my comments on the unity issue. Then you may watch the whole program HERE. … [Read more...]

Watch this great 10 min video on mimetic theory & help support Preaching Peace

Watch this great 10 min video from Michael Hardin on mimetic theory & help support Preaching Peace vimeo.com/ondemand/925 @HellboundMovie   … [Read more...]

My “Hellbound?” Bush, Hell, Bin Laden CNN Post

Here's my CNN article on Hell, "Hellbound?" and the results of living in revenge/retribution addicted cultures (like ours)[CNN] Different Takes: Should we abandon the idea of hell?CNN Editor’s note: The new documentary "Hellbound?" explores Americans' ideas about hell.My Faith: The dangerous effects of believing in hellEditor’s note: Frank Schaeffer is a New York Times bestselling author. His latest book is "Crazy For God."By Frank Schaeffer, Special to CNNIs it any coi … [Read more...]

The Blessed Hypocrisy “Method Acting” of Salvation PART 4 (Conclusion)

I have seen the power of forgiveness work to heal my former religious “certainties.” (I wrote about this journey in what my publishers call "The God Trilogy" -- Crazy For God, Patience With God and Sex, Mom and God.) Those certainties gave my primate nastiness  a patriarchal theological boost of self-justification. So before I could change I first had to come to see myself as a persecutor. I had to forget the "biblical example" I'd been set by my evangelist preacher father as he sometimes abused … [Read more...]


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