Building The Bridge Together

At the top of the February 18th International News Headlines The Pope has weighed in on the Donald and his bombastic (defined as: high sounding but with little meaning, inflated) rhetoric. The Pontiff said: “A person who thinks only about building walls, wherever they may be, and not building bridges, is not Christian. This is … Continue reading

Pierced to the Heart

Freedom of religion should never be compromised because the sword of fear and overreaction can cut two ways.

The Art of Noise Part III: The Craft

< “Oh what a tangled web we weave, When first we practice to deceive” Sir Walter Scott, 1808 In this season of late October the phrase “Trick or Treat” abounds from costume clad children and adults nationwide. Illusions are the characteristic of this season of celebration of pranks, tricks and darkness of the Craft. In … Continue reading

“Walk a Mile in my Shoes”

Even though I am free of the demands and expectations of everyone, I have voluntarily become a servant to any and all in order to reach a wide range of people: religious, nonreligious, meticulous moralists, loose-living immoralists, the defeated, the demoralized—whoever. I didn’t take on their way of life. I kept my bearings in Christ—but … Continue reading

(IF) Not we, then Who?

The second law of thermodynamics tells us that unless there is an input of information and/or energy, all material things will deteriorate, decay and eventually fall apart. In other words, in the physical universe about us, the work of restoration and repair is absolutely essential, else deterioration, decay and death will result. In the book … Continue reading

Everybody Loves The Sunshine

Everybody loves the sunshine, sunshine, Everybody loves the sunshine, sunshine, Folk’s get down in the sunshine, sunshine Folk’s get brown in the sunshine   Everybody Loves the Sunshine by Roy Ayers album released 1976 With the approach of summer, the days get longer and brighter. In the northern hemisphere at summers arrival, we notice that  humankind … Continue reading

Won’t you be My Neighbor?

“What do you think? Which of the three became a neighbor to the man attacked by robbers?”“The one who treated him kindly,” the religion scholar responded. Jesus said, “Go and do the same Luke 10:25-37 The Message (MSG) The Jews typically interpreted “neighbor,” meaning “one who is near,” in terms of members of the same … Continue reading


This time of year we often hear the nostalgic runs of a Martin Luther King speech or hear a negro spiritual that sends chills down our spine. Talk of harmony and unity flow through the air like the winter breezes that we remain sheltered from. Meanwhile, just outside the sacred enclosures of our various levels … Continue reading

“Don’t Curse the Darkness, Light a Candle”

“‘We have seen so many ancient tyrannies pass from earth since Egypt and Rome held dominion that our eyes are directed not to the tragic present, but to the beyond, wherein the arc of history will be found bending toward justice, victory and freedom.” Rabbi Jacob Kohn 1940 B.j. Thomas sang a song entitled “Another … Continue reading

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Re- coloring of America Auld Lang Syne is an extremely old Scottish song that was first written down in the 1700s by Robert Burns. This is the prime song  selection of every New Years Eve and  it means “out with the old and in with the new”. It is exemplified in the…