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September 11, 2018
Make Room for Doubt, It’s Not a Weakness
We live in an age where it increasingly feels like everyone has to be right....
June 22, 2018
The Coming Civil War
I write this from the cradle of the American Civil War. Just down the road...
March 10, 2018
We Need Mister Rogers
Like most people my age, I grew up with Mister Rogers. His show began right...
February 27, 2018
The Evolution of Propaganda in America
Propaganda is everywhere. Whenever we turn on our televisions we are confronted with propaganda in...
February 16, 2018
Now, More than Ever, Your Spiritual Gift is Needed
Christians are called upon to be the hands and feet of Jesus. We each are...
January 10, 2018
Thomas Jefferson, Perplexing Paradoxical Patriarch (or, Ain’t That America)
The Martin Luther King Jr. holiday is upon us and Black History Month is right...
January 10, 2018
Let Us Turn Our Thoughts Today to Martin Luther King
Last year at work, we took a survey to find out whether we had ingrained racial...
January 06, 2018
A Jewish Liberal Snowflake is Reflecting Christ’s Message Better than Most Christians
That is a the photo of Sarah Silverman from her Twitter profile. If you aren't...
January 01, 2018
Did God Place Donald Trump in Power for a Reason?
If you've read any of my writing over the past year and a half, you'll...
December 27, 2017
The Hypocrisy Gene
Nothing irritates a hypocrite more than hypocrisy. Perhaps Americans hate hypocrisy so much because it...
December 19, 2017
Right Wing Christians–Even if You’re Right, You’re Wrong
I used to count myself in your number, right wing Christians. I used to buy...
November 17, 2017
How Reggie Miller Taught Me to Empathize with Trump Supporters
Like most folks who lived in Indianapolis during the 1990s, I have a soft spot...
October 25, 2017
The Tectonics of Rioting
For days, the city was a disaster area. When the news broke, the bubbling magma...
October 23, 2017
The Devaluing of Diversity
I've done a lot of driving around my Hoosier state the last few days. I've covered...
October 03, 2017
Mysterious, Marvelous Grace
Middle school student, Mary, is in trouble. Her teacher has just caught her cheating on...
September 27, 2017
5 cards conservatives keep up their sleeves for any discussion on racial problems
The NFL's controversial Take a Knee protests have the nation talking about racial issues. That's...
September 24, 2017
I Choose to Stand Because I Haven’t the Guts to Take a Knee
They are crying out for our great nation to be greater--to be what it is...
September 03, 2017
What a Utah Nurse’s Arrest Reveals About White Privilege
What is different about this case is the sort of people that are outraged by...
August 25, 2017
I’ve Had It With the Lost Causers: The Cause of the Civil War Matters
More than 150 years after the end of the Civil War, historians still debate what...
August 21, 2017
Symptoms Change, Flare Up and Recede, but the Disease Remains the Same
My wife and I had an argument last night. We don't talk often about politics...
August 19, 2017
Blessed are the Peacemakers–a Message for the Resistance
Photo: Washington Star-Bernie Boston (1967) When you see them, it is easy to let rage...
August 18, 2017
The Message about Racism that I Took from a Movie You Probably Didn’t See
Sometime in late 2015, I began to hear a buzz about a Civil War movie...
August 16, 2017
Taking on the Sticky Topic of Removing Confederate Monuments.
The issue on the surface of the terrible events in Charlottesville, Virginia is nothing...
July 28, 2017
Manifest Destiny-Doing the Unsavory Work of God
The image above is the most famous work of art depicting Manifest Destiny. The John...
July 27, 2017
Sure, the N.R.A. is a joke, but guns don’t kill people, lack of empathy does
There are things about me that don't fit the mold of someone you'd expect to...
July 26, 2017
The Liberty Bell Curve: It’s Time for Centrists to Act
It's been said that we live in a post-truth nation wherein emotion trumps logic and...
July 11, 2017
Indoctrination Games: The Ongoing Battle for Control of the Historical Narrative
A friend recently sent me a link to an article in a Philadelphia-based website--ironic that...
July 08, 2017
A Simple Proposal to End Congressional Insider Trading
The other day, a friend posted an article on Facebook about how some Republicans in...
July 07, 2017
Salt is Like That
Salt is one of the most versatile things in the world. Two elements, sodium and...
July 06, 2017
Steph Curry’s New Contract Reflects America’s Biggest Problem
Let me start off by assuring you that I am not a socialist--but let's talk....
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