Pierced to the Heart

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

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Why

Why is the sky blue? Why does snow melt? Why do people die? Why is that man sleeping on the street? Why can’t I have ice cream? Why do I have to go to bed? -Lois Holzman, Ph.D. Our Children ask us these endless questions that we more times than not, have no absolute answers to. In … Continue reading

(IF) Not now then When?

“ These are times to try men’s souls” Thomas Paine. Last Friday was one of the hottest days of the year, and yet pales in comparison to the flash point tension surrounding the latest setback in race relations. That day the President  of the United States weighed in with remarks on the tragedy of 17 yr … Continue reading

Tsunami of Change: The Re-Coloring of America

Post origionally guest posted June 1rst on the Christian-Students-of-Conscience Blog Note by Robert Chao Romero Asian-Latino professor of Chican@ Studies and Asian American Studies at UCLA and a pastor:  The Census Bureau reported last month that 50.4 percent of all children born in the United States are now Latino, Asian, African American, or mixed-race!  In fact, minorities … Continue reading

“I’m Wishing on a Star” in the Midst of Our Twilight’s Last Gleaming

   “I’m wishing on a star, to follow where you are. I’m wishing on a dream, to follow what it means. And I’m wishing on the rainbows that I see. I’m wishing on the people who really dream. And I’m wishing on tomorrow rain never comes.  And I’m wishing on all of the things we … Continue reading

Imago Dei II: Freedom, Virtue and Relationship

“But we are not mere animals. Made in the image of God, our capacities for reason and virtue are also obligations to put them to use. We must be honest people who keep our word, engage with one another and meet the needs of those around us. That’s the only kind of economic stimulus package … Continue reading

One Tribe Current Post

Can Anglos (European Americans) only embrace ethnic diversity as long it comes over to the Anglo “cultural house”? This cultural house includes norms, values, cultural dimensions and attribution. The cultural house can also include acceptance of living under the advantages of the clandestine covering of White Privilege. Not speaking out against ethnic bias i.e. a … Continue reading

Journeying into the Hot Zone: the Difference maker II

Like a chain reaction, certain events that start as small, expand and challenge the entire fabric of society.  And like a nuclear chain reaction, the only way to stop this movement from spiraling out of control is through the use of control rods. In our current society, the control rods are the Difference Makers (peacemakers), … Continue reading