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An aspiring pacifist speaks on Veteran’s Day

A trumpet plays Tapps as a casket is lowered into the ground flanked by uniformed men in form, a military cemetery is marked with small flags on every grave, a long bearded homeless man begs in the streets. For many … Continue reading

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Reconciliation and the prophetic voice with 5000 teens

Sweaty, joyous, and intense. What a week it was with over 5,000 Presbyterian senior high students! It might have remained just that if it hadn’t been for the closing worship service. Those three adjectives would have been enough. More than … Continue reading

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We who believe in Freedom cannot rest

Last night I rehearsed this song, tonight I sang it as a prayer and then heard that Trayvon Martin’s killer has been ruled not-guilty. “Until the killing of black men (black mother’s child) is as important as the killing of … Continue reading

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Leave your heart ajar

Everything changes. Our relationships, our jobs, our beliefs, our experiences, our bodies, our opinions, our hopes, our tastes, our waist sizes, you name it. Everything changes. But there are strands weaving through our lives from early childhood that connect us … Continue reading

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The American Dream: the cheese ball in my belly

Forgive me if I tire of “The American Dream”. I know today is not a good day to articulate this, inauguration day. ¬†Feel free to click your imaginary “unlike” button in your head or move on if you need to… … Continue reading

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Put your body in the struggle

Listening to Rev. Dr. Allan Boesak, South African anti-apartheid activist, this weekend was arduous. Not only because of his ability to call me to my conscience, but because of the difficulties currently being endured in South Africa. It is heart-breaking … Continue reading

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The path of peace: a broken heart

Those who want to be instigators of healing and hope will eventually learn they must live much of their lives with a broken heart And who wants to live with a broken heart, you may ask Not many Perhaps that … Continue reading

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