On Civil Disobedience

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This essay was originally a sermon written for Redemption Church on November 09, 2014. If you are a pastor, feel free to copy and steal. __________________________________ “Even powers that seem invincible are vulnerable to love, which is why God’s love has so often taken the form of the civil disobedience of God’s people.” __________________________________ Somewhere [Read More...]

Justice is Not Important For It’s Own Sake: Abraham Joshua Heschel on Social Justice

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“He has told you, O mortal, what is good; and what does the Lord require of you but to do justice, and to love mercy, and to walk humbly with your God?” – Micah 6:8 Micah really hit it out of the park with that single sentence… pure poetry. “He has told you, O Mortal, [Read More...]

Negligent Parents, Lawbreaking Kids: Stunning Article on Parental Accountability

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LZ Granderson writes a weekly column for CNN, and this week’s entry was stunning. Granderson laments the lack of accountability for the parents of children who commit horrible, unspeakable crimes. He begins, “A detail in the fatal shooting of 14-year-old Shaaliver Douse by a New York Police Department officer earlier this month has been stopping [Read More...]

McBudget – What Do You Think?

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Nobody listens to the low wage workers of the world… really… nobody. Lately their tactic has been to organize one day strikes to draw attention to their struggle. In recent weeks, employees having been staging one day walk-outs to make their point. What’s their point? Their point is that wages for CEOs in America rose [Read More...]

Celebrating In[ter]dependence Day

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Independence Day is always a bit of a strange holiday for me. In fairness, nearly every holiday is strange for me. Christmas and Easter are big work days, others that fall in the middle of the week just end up being like another work day. (I’m doing sermon prep today, can you tell?) Independence Day [Read More...]

Great Dorothy Day Quotes – Cardinal Dolan & Dorothy Day Make an Unlikely Couple

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There’s an interesting article in The New York Times today about Cardinal Dolan’s support for the canonization and eventual sainthood of Dorothy Day, the American born mother of the Catholic Worker movement. Dorothy Day was a great writer and activist who continues to inspire many of us who seek to care for the vulnerable in [Read More...]


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