Monthly Archives: October 2011

I Believe – an affirmation

I believe in the God who made and owns the world, and in the Servant God sent to redeem the world, and in the Holy Spirit who is God’s presence in the world today. I believe that everything I have … Continue reading

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The Fragmentariness of Life

From Dietrich Bonhoeffer, Letters and Papers from Prison The important thing today is that we should be able to discern from the fragment of our life how the whole was arranged and planned, and what material it consists of. For … Continue reading

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Who You Are

By DAVID BROOKS – The New York Times – October 21, 2011 Daniel Kahneman spent part of his childhood in Nazi-occupied Paris. Like the other Jews, he had to wear a Star of David on the outside of his clothing. One … Continue reading

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The essence of Muslim reformer Irshad Manji – (including Skavlan interview, Scandinavia)

I’m happy to serve now as Irshad’s vice-president for strategy and development, Moral Courage Project. Manji, professor of “Public Leadership and Moral Courage” at New York University, at once inspires hope for faith and the future, especially among young people–and … Continue reading

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A Capitalist Idea – fixing the U.S. economy – 8 suggestions

Op-Ed Contributor A Capitalist Idea By WILLIAM M. WALKER The New York Times: September 6, 2011 PRESIDENT OBAMA needs to go big. Jeffrey R. Immelt, chairmanof the president’s Council on Jobs and Competitiveness, may have suggestions, but considering that Fortune … Continue reading

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Gov. John Kasich: Get on board or “We will run you over. And I’m not kidding.”

When John Kasich was elected last fall, he said, “We need you on the bus, and if you’re not on the bus, we will run over you with the bus. And I’m not kidding.” Since that time, Ohio’s working families … Continue reading

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Are We Still of Any Use? – Dietrich Bonhoeffer

“We have been silent witnesses of evil deeds; we have been drenched by many storms; we have learnt the arts of equivocation and pretence; experience has made us suspicious of others and kept us from being truthful and open; intolerable … Continue reading

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Irshad Manji – “Allah, Liberty and Love” – an instant classic!

[Allah, Liberty and Love] By “classic” I mean a book that’s read again and again as I predict this one will be. Written from a close knowledge of a particular tradition, Islam, it speaks to us all–as if to prove … Continue reading

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On critical thinking…

The Protestant Reformation would not have taken place without the application of the literary skills of Renaissance scholars to the Bible. I am persuaded that without skill in literature theology cannot stand. – Martin Luther What Luther says about theology … Continue reading

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What’s Happening to Me?

Reflection on Matthew 7:24 “These words I speak to you are not incidental additions to your life, homeowner improvements to your standard of living.  They are foundational words, words to build a life on.”  (The Message) It’s easy to think … Continue reading

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