Monthly Archives: April 2016

BLOG 4/27/16. IS THE $15.00 MINIMUM WAGE A THEOLOGICAL ISSUE?

BLOG 4/27/16. IS THE MINIMUM WAGE A THEOLOGICAL ISSUE? Front and center in the media is so much of the political and ecclesiastical debate of the day are those having to do with sexual issues: What is legal? Whom to … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/24/16. IS ANYONE ASKING FOR A REASON FOR YOUR HOPE?

BLOG 4.24.16. IS ANYONE ASKING YOU A REASON FOR YOUR HOPE? Once upon a time (several decades ago) there were a group of us, who were more mission-minded Protestants, who had been invited by some members of the Vatican staff … Continue reading

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BLOG 4.20.16. I VOTE FOR WHATEVER IS TRUE, HONORABLE, ETC.

BLOG 4/20/16. I VOTE FOR WHATEVER IS TRUE, HONORABLE, JUST, PURE, LOVELY, COMMENDABLE, … AND EXCELLENT. AM I BEING NAÏVE? Full disclosure: I am a news junkie, and a political junkie. But once in a while I get ‘OD’ed on … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/17/2016. “ASLAN IS NOT A SAFE LION”

BLOG 4/17/2016. “ASLAN IS NOT A SAFE LION” In C. S. Lewis’ wonderful children’s stories: The Chronicles of Narnia, the Christ-figure is the awesome lion Aslan. When the Pevensie children are first introduced to the other world of Narnia, they … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/13/2016. LONELINESS: FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN TO iPHONES

BLOG 4/13/2016. LONELINESS: FROM THE GARDEN OF EDEN TO iPHONES As an octogenarian I am continually fascinated, as I sit several times a week in my favorite coffee shop, at the proliferation of information age equipment in operation there. I’m … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/10/2016. THE NIGHTMARE OF HAVING NO HOPE

BLOG 4/10/16. THE NIGHTMARE OF HAVING NO HOPE Interviewer Charlie Rose asked Secretary of State John Kerry what he thought the greatest threat to the United States might be, was it ISIL? Kerry’s surprising response (to me) was that it … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/6/16. RECONCEIVING (AND MAYBE REINVENTING) WHO WE ARE AS CHRISTIANS AND AS NEIGHBORS

BLOG 4/6/16. RECONCEIVING (AND MAYBE REINVENTING) WHO WE ARE AS CHRISTIANS AND AS NEIGHBORS. Mercy! A guy can have all kinds of sympathy for the confusion that the folk in our North American society must have when the media, and … Continue reading

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BLOG 4/3/2016. THE PRESENCE OF THE CHURCH: A CULTURAL ANALYSIS

BLOG 4/3/2016. THE PRESENCE OF THE CHURCH: A CULTURAL ANALYSIS We were sitting over brunch last week, and the lawyer-friend at whose house we were meeting asked me the question: What do you think the role of the church is … Continue reading

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