Signs of Hope in a Holy Land that has yet to fully live into that name.

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An eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. - Mahatma Monhandas Gandhi"Here I stand. I can do no other." Martin Luther"I'm speaking out against [this] war because I agree with Dante, that the hottest places in hell are reserved for those who in a period of moral crisis maintain their neutrality. There comes a time when silence becomes betrayal." Martin Luther King, Jr.Information and understanding help us to avoid seeing things in black and white terms, and to instead recognize … [Read more...]

Mother’s Day is for Peace.

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Mother’s Day.Numerous companies are making copious amounts of money this week because of all of the greeting cards, flowers, jewelery, and  special meals that are being purchased to help us celebrate our mothers. That’s fine and all. But, unfortunately, as the years have passed the original meaning and intentions behind this wonderful day have become lost in the shuffle and in the rabid frenzy to buy things. The day has sadly lost its subversiveness and radicality and has become reduced to th … [Read more...]

A call to action about Iran

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A proposal that may help secure world peace. Our nation is currently in negotiations with Iran regarding their pursuit of nuclear energy. We, and Israel, are concerned about Iran eventually seeking to create nuclear weapons as an extension of those efforts. The clock is ticking and we really only have 6 months left to get this resolved -- as after that, we may never know what Iran has truly been up to.Therefore, I propose the following win-win resolution to this conflict. Call Iran's bluff. … [Read more...]

“Band-Aids Aren’t Enough!” – Progressive Christian Social Justice

It's an election year in the U.S. and and since Christians comprise the majority of the electorate, it is largely Christians who will determine the winners of those elections -- and the direction that our nation takes. How, and whether, we vote matters. I've long since given up aspirations of running for elected office, but I am an engaged citizen and I feel called to share how Christian values and perspectives inform politics and social policy.The following is a message that I wrote and … [Read more...]


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