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Being Angry without Being Hateful

There is a lot to be angry* about right now, but to allow that anger to transform us into hateful creatures is to defeat ourselves instead of the ones who are causing our anger. Go ahead ...

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In the midst of racism, remember your baptism

Like many pastors this weekend, I scrambled to adapt/change/rewrite my sermon to make at least some attempt to address the events in Charlottesville.  It's not as poetic or as polished as I would like it ...

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Help Stop Outrage Addiction

We all know there is an opioid addiction epidemic plaguing our country. An epidemic that is far too serious and complicated a problem to fix in a blog post. However, there is another epidemic sweeping the ...

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On Baptism and Not Shooting People in the Head

"I breathe in. The water will wash my wounds clean. I breathe out. My mother submerged me in water when I was a baby, to give me to God. It has been a long time ...

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The Bible On Location On-Line Bible Study launches in one week

Make the commitment to study scripture in different spaces and places for 28 days. When television shows or movies are filmed they can be filmed “in studio” or “on location.” The on location shoots are more ...

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Thomas Merton on Resistance

I've been thinking (as many have) about what it means to resist in our particular time in history, and how difficult it is not succumb the infectious anger and the addiction to outrage that exists ...

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