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Grace and Violence

In their book, Common Prayer, A Liturgy for Ordinary Radicals, Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Enuma Okoro wrote a number of actions and words spoken and taken by notable faithful people from a variety of disciplines. They have also written … Continue reading

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The topsy-turvy world of faith and the public sector

I was reading today’s prayers in the book Common Prayer A Liturgy For Ordinary Radicals by Shane Claiborne, Jonathan Wilson-Hartgrove and Enuma Okoro and came cross the following: “Things are topsy turvy in Your kingdom, G_d. The poor bear gifts … Continue reading

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Work Ethic

It has been recorded that Americans take the least amount of vacation among the industrialized countries. The last average amount was less than 2 weeks per year. We Americans seem to be oriented towards our jobs. The measure of prosperity … Continue reading

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Prosperity and lessons from history

Recently, there has been much discussion in the public sector regarding prosperity and how to achieve it nationally as well as personally. Our leaders have spoken of attaining the “middle class” and the ways by which that can occur. There … Continue reading

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“Just when I thought I was lost; my dungeon shook and the chains fell off”

Sometimes, we make our own dungeons by separating ourselves from our communities, pretending that religious people have to be separated from the pluralistic society that surrounds us. Two radical reformers, Eberhard and Emmy Arnold, stressed community as well as simplicity … Continue reading

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Unknown people of faith and heroic deeds in the public sector

People of faith that have had an influence on the public sector are often unknown. Their deeds live on and speak for them. One such person was born on 19 October 1720. I had never heard of him, even though … Continue reading

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The Religious as Agitators

Occasionally, religious people can be activists and sometimes trouble makers. The intersection of religion and the public sector has its tensions and that benefits society in the long run. When religious people do not influence the public sector, abuses can … Continue reading

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