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Reaching for the eternal ‘oughtness’

“I accept this award today with an abiding faith in America and an audacious faith in the future of mankind. I refuse to accept despair as the final response to the ambiguities of history. I refuse to accept the idea … Continue reading

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Never Forget

A Special Remembrance of a Horrible Atrocity “First they came for the socialists, and I did not speak out—because I was not a socialist. Then they came for the trade unionists, and I did not speak out—because I was not … Continue reading

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Jesus was a brown-skinned, Middle Eastern Jew

Red and yellow, black and white All are precious in His sight Jesus loves the little children of the world                         Clare Herbert Woolston When will we ever be … Continue reading

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Where is Nelson Mandela when we need him?

In our interview with Os Guinness this week, he spoke of his admiration for America even though he is not himself an American, because of the revolution of 1776 and the great experiment of democracy which formed a vision for … Continue reading

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Jesus was a Capricorn

Jesus was a Capricorn He ate organic food He believed in love and peace And never wore no shoes Long hair, beard and sandals And a funky bunch of friends Reckon we’d just nail him up If he came down … Continue reading

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One God

Make every effort to keep the unity of the Spirit through the bond of peace. There is one body and one Spirit, just as you were called to one hope when you were called; one Lord, one faith, one baptism; one God and Father of all, who is … Continue reading

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Only One who can make us one

One love One blood One life You got to do what you should One life With each other Sisters and my brothers One life But we’re not the same We get to carry each other, carry each other One, one … Continue reading

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Finding a way forward

Andy wrote me praying for healing for our country and that we might find “compassion, empathy and tolerance to be our guide forward.” I like his choice of words, and believe that if we can take on these attitudes ourselves, … Continue reading

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