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Blogging on my own domain - Saturday, May 10th 2008 3:17 PM
Last year I got a new domain for my personal pages as part of upgrading my hosting package.Â Now I've finally gotten around to installing blogging software there so I can run...
God's Way vs. Our Ways - Saturday, May 3rd 2008 3:03 PM
We have been treated to great controversy about the sermons of Rev. Jeremiah Wright, pastor of Trinity United Church of Christ in Chicago. He has been bitterly denounced in The...
Thank You, Pope Benedict - Sunday, April 20th 2008 8:44 PM
Normally the news is dominated by stories of man's inhumanity to man, politicians squabbling with one another while avoiding penetrating discussion of real issues, and the...
40th Anniversary of King's Assassination - Friday, April 4th 2008 1:16 PM
Today is the 40th anniversary of the assassination of the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr.Â Those of us who are old enough probably remember that day.Â At the time, I was a...
50th Anniversary of Peace Symbol - Friday, April 4th 2008 11:36 AM
Fifty years ago today, the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament began using the peace symbol.ÂÂ This was about the time I became active in the peace movement, goading my parents...
Reflections After the Fall of Gov. Spitzer - Saturday, March 15th 2008 8:24 PM
Investigate my life, O God, Â Â Â find out everything about me; Cross-examine and test me, Â Â Â get a clear picture of what I'm about; See for yourself...
MoveOn's 6.2% Landslide - Friday, February 1st 2008 7:16 PM
MoveOn.org has announced that its members voted to endorse Barack Obama in a poll supposedly requiring 2/3 support. I'm on their email list (which they interpret as being a...
A Constructive Response to Violence - Monday, December 31st 2007 9:31 PM
I was pleased to see that part of the way Virginia Tech is planning to use Norris Hall, site of the horrible violence on April 16, 2007, was to create a new Center for Peace...
Anti-life positions of "pro-life" leaders - Friday, October 12th 2007 8:20 PM
Why must one choose between support for the life of the unborn and support for the dignity and rights of animals? And why must one choose between support for the life of the...
the amahoro flowing between us - Saturday, August 11th 2007 3:06 PM
I've begun reading a pre-publication copy of Brian D. McLaren's new book, Everything Must Change: Jesus, Global Crises, and a Revolution of Hope, which is to be released October...
Consistent Life Ethic remarks to DFLA - Wednesday, June 20th 2007 10:11 PM
[On June 20, 2007,Â I was the lead-off speaker for the annual conference of Democrats for Life of America, which focused thatÂ year on the theme of The Consistent Life...
Jerry Falwell and Jim Wallis - Friday, May 25th 2007 8:33 PM
In his reflections on Falwell's Legacy, Jim Wallis of Sojourners/Call to Renewal notes that "I am with him" regarding having what Wallis calls a "public faith." There is more in...
Stop Unethical Fundraising - Sunday, May 6th 2007 6:56 PM
In the last couple of weeks our household began to get calls, often several times a day, from 412-622-7387, showing as "PUB INTEREST CM" in the Caller ID. They never left a...
Help Darfur through . . . Abortions? - Monday, April 30th 2007 9:17 PM
Presumably readers are familiar with the tragic situation in Darfur. Darfur comes up in a members-only FAQ from Amnesty International (AI) USA on the policy recently adopted by...
On the Revolution of Love - Friday, March 16th 2007 8:51 PM
This guest commentary is by Pope Benedict XVI, given in St. Peter's Square on February 18, 2007. I am not a Roman Catholic, but the Pope here speaks the truth of the gospel,...
Vote Against the War Party! - Wednesday, November 1st 2006 8:42 PM
A study released October 20, 2006 by the Program on International Policy Attitudes, What Kind of Foreign Policy Does the American Public Want?, showed that the majority of...
Remove the Plank! - Monday, October 9th 2006 1:48 PM
How can you say to your brother, 'Brother, let me take the speck out of your eye,' when you yourself fail to see the plank in your own eye? You hypocrite, first take the plank...
Altar Calls? - Saturday, August 26th 2006 10:30 PM
At Cedar Ridge Community Church, sometimes people say that we don't do altar calls. There are some good reasons for being wary about altar calls as they are customarily done....
On Walking the Labyrinth - Saturday, August 19th 2006 1:45 PM
I participated in Cedar Ridge Community Church's Contemplative Retreat August 19-20, 2006 at Bon Secours Spiritual Center in Marriottsville, Maryland. While there I walked on...
The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe - Monday, May 8th 2006 7:45 PM
Recently I saw the movie, The Chronicles of Narnia: The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, based on the novel by C.S. Lewis. I have not read the book, nor have I read extensively...
Reflections on the Death of Tom Fox - Saturday, March 11th 2006 2:05 PM
Last night our Bible study group was considering a passage including this familiar section: Â Â Â Â Â Then Jesus said to his disciples, âIf anyone would come...
Realizing the Dream - Monday, January 16th 2006 3:09 PM
Martin Luther King Jr. denounced the "giant triplets of racism, materialism and militarism." On the day set aside to remember his life and work, it is appropriate to reflect...
Rosa Parks - Monday, October 31st 2005 7:40 AM
People often think that the ordinary person can't really have much impact.Â There is a myth that it is only the politically prominent and those who can command public...
God Bless America? - Wednesday, June 15th 2005 9:10 AM
What sort of attitude and behavior merits God's blessings? In what circumstances might it actually be blasphemy for a nation - thinking particularly of my nation - to ask for...
Living on False Myths - Saturday, June 4th 2005 2:49 PM
Yesterday, I was shocked to read the following from Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice, in releasing the Fifth Annual Department of State Trafficking in Persons Report,...
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