Monthly Archives: December 2014

Christmas Dinner

Someone had seen a video story on the television news the other day that depicted American soldiers eating Christmas dinner some where at a base overseas. On another occasion, someone remarked about how sad it was to them when they … Continue reading

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The American Holiday

For Christians, in two days’ time it will be the second highest Holy Day of the year. Yes; believe it or not, I said, “Second highest Holy Day of the year”. For early believers, Christmas held a minor place compared … Continue reading

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Is Cuba policy the business of religion?

In the last few days, the news media have been filled with stories about the normalization of the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Cuba. On first examination, one would think that this is not within the purview of … Continue reading

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To heal divisions, we have to be committed

Many of us have been disheartened to observe how little our racial divide has been broached as we watch the results of events in Ferguson, Missouri, New York City and elsewhere unfold around us. We are still a divided people … Continue reading

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Housecleaning

Have you ever become aware of all the stray thoughts that bounce around in our brains? So many of these thoughts are merely what Sakyong Mipham, Buddhist sage and author, calls, “Space fillers”. Whether or not we have left the … Continue reading

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Co-operation, religion and government circa 760

Sectarian differences among people of faith don’t necessarily have to cause opposition in civil matters of at the intersection of faith and the public sector. In facet, I ran across an example from the 8th century of the Common Era. … Continue reading

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Holiday preparations

For Jews and Christians, the month of December is a month of holidays. Hanukah and Christmas both fall in December, (as well as Beethoven’s birthday and my wife’s on the same day). Many people are either frenetically racing around in … Continue reading

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