Monthly Archives: July 2014

Eggs Benedict versus Eggs Ignatius

Yesterday, I wrote about William Wilberforce an 18th and 19th century abolitionist that influenced the public sector particularly in Great Britain be reason of his religious convictions and politics. Today, which is the commemoration of Ignatius Loyola, the founder of … Continue reading

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Wilberforce!

Human beings’ personalities and life stories are comprised of many factors. We are sometimes advocates for positive, constructive things and other times we back questionable things and we make questionable choices. One very human person from the late 18th and … Continue reading

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Extremism can strike anytwhere

We have seen religious groups displaying extremism in several contexts over the course of the last couple of centuries. But the religious group that most of us never dreamed would respond in an extreme, violent way would be the Buddhists. … Continue reading

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So, what do you think?

In 1986 George Gallup and George O’Connell of the Gallup report performed a series of surveys concerning Americans’ perception of Jesus of Nazareth. At the time about 81% of Americans were self-identified as Christians, making it by far the majority … Continue reading

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Peace short-circuited

The church that I currently serve sits on a fairly large piece of property and is set back from the street. Along with the lighted, (sometimes), sign and hedge rows there are regularly changed banners announcing events or asking for … Continue reading

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A warning from the past from Roger Williams

When I was a school boy, Roger Williams had a place of prominence in the study of American history. He figured greatly in the founding of eth state of Rhode Island and was the champion of religious liberty. Rhode Island … Continue reading

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Multigenerational households, a trend

According to the Pew Research Center, 57 million Americans or 18.1% of the United States population lived in multigenerational households in the year 2012, the latest for which there are figures. This figure is double the number who lived in … Continue reading

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