Monthly Archives: June 2014

What’s all the fuss?

In the last couple of weeks, my own Christian denomination, (Presbyterian Church USA), has given an authoritative interpretation that changed who can be married within the bonds of the Church. In the past, marriage could only be solemnized between a … Continue reading

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Patience and public life

One of my own besetting sins is impatience. And, it seems that I am not alone. We live in an impatient society in America. We want it done now so we can move on to the next “crucial” activity. We … Continue reading

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Ethics, another brave new world

The business channel, CNBC had an article about a new “Intel” product today. It seems as if Intel is about the offer make-your-own robots. That “brave new world” about which Aldous Huxley warned us grows closer daily and our ethical … Continue reading

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A reminder that religion is not just about sentimental feelings

Christian churches tend to be full on Christmas and Easter. Jewish Synagogues are full during the high holy days or the Yomim Noraim, (“Days of Awe”), between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur. Other faiths probably have certain days during which … Continue reading

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“Juneteenth; not just the title of an unfinished novel”

Ralph Ellison, the author of The Invisible Man, also wrote an unfinished boo, Juneteenth, which someone else completed a few years ago. But, Juneteenth is not just the name of an unfinished novel. In 1865, slaves in Texas were the … Continue reading

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Looking at the whole picture; the ethics of care for the earth

I have been away for the past week or so. While I have been gone, my religious body has been debating what will be good for the earth from a religious or stewardship point of view. Concurrently, I have been … Continue reading

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You matter

There is a saying erroneously attributed to the Dalai Lama that I first heard in an African proverb, which says, “A person that thinks they are too small to matter has never spent the night alone with a mosquito”. I … Continue reading

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