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“Forgiveness” For Ferguson

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I would humbly assert that Ferguson, Mo., as well as the nation to which it belongs, needs “forgiveness.”   Yes, the only thing that could make a lasting and redemptive difference that all of us can live with would be “forgiveness.” I am referring, of course, to the latest episode in the tragic and seemingly never-ending saga […]

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Jesus the Immigrant

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I wonder if we might think differently about immigration matters if Jesus were an immigrant.  Often our settled ways of thinking about issues, and therefore our responses to them, suffer disruption when we learn that the “issue” has happened to a loved one.  No one I know champions divorce because everyone knows how devastating a […]

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WHY MLK DAY MATTERS!

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As I write this the U.S. is poised to observe Martin Luther King Jr. Day, commemorating the life and accomplishments of Dr. King for the cause of human rights in the USA and around the world.  I suspect, however, that the NFL championship games, with Super Bowl stakes, have captured the minds and hearts of […]

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The Un-affordable Care Act

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I believe that no person should lack care, especially when vulnerable to sickness, pain and death. I believe that someone needs to do something—no, many need to do something about the people lost in systems that don’t work, last in terms of priority, and least among the most noticed and esteemed. I believe that injustice […]

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Freedom and Dignity Legacy

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The world celebrates the life of Nelson Mandela, former President of South Africa, and modern icon of human dignity and freedom.  I want to suggest that his life truly merits our reflection especially in light of the larger biblical story from which we, as Jesus followers, derive our identity and by which we orient our […]

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