Monthly Archives: December 2011

Liberal hauteur vs. war-winning grin

For full article see Tom Carson in The American Prospect , November 28, 2011 (note comments following)… If you wonder who made [liberal] hauteur respectable, try Adlai Stevenson. The most celebrated exchange of his two campaigns against Dwight D. Eisenhower … Continue reading

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Reuniting Sexuality and Spirituality

Dr. James B. Nelson, formerly professor of Christian ethics at United Theological Seminary of the Twin Cities, New Brighton, Minnesota. This article appeared in The Christian Century, February 25, 1987 [most of this piece might as well have been written … Continue reading

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A Christmas Blessing

God grant you the light of Christmas, which is faith; the warmth of Christmas, which is love; the righteousness of Christmas, which is justice; the peace of Christmas, which is hope; the all of Christmas, which is Christ.  Amen. …(adapted) with thanks … Continue reading

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A Christmas Truce – “…on earth as it is in heaven”

from Sr. Joan Chittester Now and here bells everywhere are ringing again. The gift boxes are heaping up. Everybody’s saying it: “Christmas  Blessings…God bless you at Christmas time…Christmas Peace to you and yours…Merry Christmas.” But is there any truth at … Continue reading

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Getting it right!

Bible excerpt from Philippians 3:4b-14 “…not having a righteousness of my own that comes from the law, but one that comes through faith in Christ.” Reflection by William C. Green Paul’s religious credentials had been perfect. He was a blameless … Continue reading

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Risk delight or praise the Devil

“A Brief for the Defense” from Refusing Heaven, Jack Glibert (1925–) Sorrow everywhere. Slaughter everywhere. If babies/ are not starving someplace, they are starving/ somewhere else. With flies in their nostrils./ But we enjoy our lives because that’s what God … Continue reading

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Steve Jobs and the Bible: What Hope Is There?

Bible excerpt from Proverbs 3:1-12 (The Message) “Trust the Lord from the bottom of your heart; don’t try to figure out everything on your own. Listen for God’s voice in everything you do, everywhere you go; God’s the one who … Continue reading

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The Missing Piece

From Shel Silverstein (c) 1976, renewed 2004 Evil Eye, LLC It was missing a piece. And it was not happy So it set off in search of its missing piece. And as it rolled it sang this song–“Oh I’m lookin’ … Continue reading

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Burning Love

“Our God is a consuming fire.”  Hebrews 12:29 Reflection by William C. Green Advent hymns can sound like dirges next to the bright carols of the holiday season. Those who appreciate their haunting beauty deplore the rush to Christmas. The actual … Continue reading

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What Looks True

From Mark 1 – “I will send my messenger ahead of you to open the way for you.” Reflection by William C. Green God does not change. Our understanding of God changes. Love for our spouse, partner, or children may not … Continue reading

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