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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SELAH

The autumn comes just in time for many; to the heat weary survivors of the blistering Dog Days of Summer. To sports fans, it provides another hopeful beginning for their favorite team on the grid iron. And to many the autumn simply provides a time for simple reflection. The warm days and cool nights provide … 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

(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

A Nation Divided?

  In a nation divided among imaginary lines of Ideology, class, gender, ethnicity, skin color, etc., the temptation exists to run away with any one of the many sound bites. These sound bites outline a season of politics that stands as nothing more than a dog and pony show to see who can win the … 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