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The19th Anniversary of 9/11/2001

In these contentious political days, when rioters have toppled historical monuments in cities all across America, it is imperative to say a word about history. As individuals, we bring our baggage to the understanding of the world and its history. … Continue reading

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Pray For A Eucatastrophe

Some time ago I wrote a blog post about the friendship between C.S. Lewis and J.R.R. Tolkien. On my book page I wrote this: To cut to the chase, let me suggest a book that seems perfectly tailored for reading … Continue reading

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The Problem Child

I have heard it said that the problem child never really leaves home. I know that I have occasionally been that child, turning up from time to time, asking for help. But this problem child would like it to be … Continue reading

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I Can’t

I do not have it in me to fight culture wars. It hasn’t yet been three months since Ron died — and I do not have it in me to engage in much of anything on social media. Except, when … Continue reading

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Litmus Tests and Lectures

In life, we are often called upon to make judgments. Sometimes officially — in our job, on a jury, whether the new employee is trustworthy to have keys to the building. But litmus tests abound in social life as well. … Continue reading

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Courage in the Public Square

Some days I wake up and feel as if I can take on the world. But in point of fact, I am tired, and these days the world is not a forgiving place. If you have an opinion and dare … Continue reading

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The Fear of Dying and The Tools for Battle: Kumbaya – 2.0

On July 2, 2017, I wrote an article called Kumbaya in response to an assertion that priests and pastors are leaving the church in droves and beautiful church buildings, rich in symbol and story, are having to close up and … Continue reading

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In the face of evil

Congregational life in a church can be very supportive, happy, helpful. But life isn’t lived in platitudes. I remember a few days after the attacks on 9/11 sitting in a drive through line at the bank and seeing a large … Continue reading

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