“Go. Be apostles of this peace.”

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Sometimes we feel like we are alone … like Horton Hears a Who: We are here! We are Here!! WE ARE HERE!!! [Read more...]

Heaven is not “up there” somewhere

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God is when and where we recognize that we all belong, that we are all connected. [Read more...]

Shoe Polish, Gospel Gratitude, and Teacher Appreciation Week

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Today (May 4) through May 8 is National PTA’s Teacher Appreciation Week. “Shoe polish,” he said. “Listen to the words. Consonants and vowels feel and sound a certain way when you say them. ‘Shoe polish.’ Don’t you just love that sound?” Mr. Rogers was my high school English teacher. He loved words and the artistic [Read More...]

Southern Baptists, Racism, and Biblical Inerrancy

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While Southern Baptists believe that scripture is “truth without any mixture of error” it is obvious that Southern Baptists do not read the Bible without any mixture of error. Southern Baptists, along with everyone else, read the Bible as fallible, error-prone human beings who are about as likely to get things wrong as right. [Read more...]

To Christians who support RFRA laws: Grow Up!

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Are you as weary as I am in hearing all these well-to-do, materially prosperous and secure American Christians whining about being religiously persecuted because they cannot act on their exclusive theology in the marketplace and deny services to our LGBT sisters and brothers? [Read more...]

Last year’s nest

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Yesterday’s ideas can, and should, grow into better tomorrows. [Read more...]

One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America

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Kevin Kruse’s new book, “One Nation Under God: How Corporate America Invented Christian America,” engagingly traces the rise of the Christian Right as a political force in America. [Read more...]

This Is How Bigotry Dies (To Thunderous Tantrums)

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Conservatives everywhere seem to think active-state liberalism is analogous to an intergalactic weakening of the representational monarchies of the Old Republic. [Read more...]


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