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Perpetual tension

I was re-reading some of the writings of Origen of Alexandria who was a biblical scholar in the second century of the Common Era. He failed to be elected bishop, because of his phenomenal misreading of Scripture, (the details are … Continue reading

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A consistent message

There seems to have been a consistent spiritual message applicable to the public sector over the millennia. From the time of Israel’s prophets, Siddhartha Gautama, (the Buddha), through the era of the Christian desert fathers to Mohandas Gandhi, Martine Luther … Continue reading

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Ghandi and Despair

Over the past few years, I have observed wars and revolutions in places where friends and children of friends have lived and sometimes died and I begin to despair, asking, “won’t things ever change?” We human beings have an extraordinary … Continue reading

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Never underestimate the impact that people of faith can have on the public sector using non-violent means

As many people have been doing lately, I have been reading about a very small girl in Afghanistan that was shot and left for dead by Taliban militants simply, because she wanted to learn. And, I thought of other people … Continue reading

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A Matter of Continuing Tension

With the 4th of July holiday fast approaching, it seemed a good time to re-examine a matter that holds people of faith in tension. Pacifism defined early Christianity and it is also espoused by other faiths as well. Thoughtful people … Continue reading

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