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Advent In A Pandemic

Advent: Hearing Bells On Christmas Day

This December 25 holiday hits differently for almost everyone this year. There were fewer cars leaving our multi-cultural neighborhood last night to attend midnight or other night-before-the-thing services. There are also fewer homes with lines of cars parked out front with grandchildren running obliviously in ...
Advent In A Pandemic

Advent In A Pandemic

What in our future is worthy of anticipation? The following article was first published November 29 on Facebook Today is the first Sunday of Advent in the Christian tradition. Around the world, churches are lighting candles, hanging the green, and enduring bad versions of Magnificat. Secularly, it ...
Replacing WWJD With WDJS - old man talking

Replacing WWJD With WDJS

Editorial Note: I was almost finished writing this post, or thought I was, when the news came that Rachel Held Evans had passed. I made the decision to push this article out a week and re-run one where Mrs. Held Evens unique way of confronting ...
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Remembering Rachel Held Evans

This is not the article I had planned on publishing this morning. I had planned a rather involved treatise challenging that political conservatism and Christianity do not go together. That article will have to wait for next week. In the course of working on that article, ...
Fatth & The Superhero

Faith & The Superhero: Two Sides of a Gilded Coin

Across history, humans have always looked to an external source, someone stronger, wiser, and infinitely more powerful who could not only address their sorrowful lot in life but give them hope for something better. Scholars debate endlessly as to which deity came first, with contemporary ...