Monthly Archives: April 2015

What a Ride!

“Life is not a journey to the grave with the intention of arriving safely in a pretty and well preserved body, but rather to skid in broadside, thoroughly used up, totally worn out, and loudly proclaiming – “WOW – What … Continue reading

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April Prayer

by Stuart Kestenbaum Just before the green begins there is the hint of green a blush of color, and the red buds thicken the ends of the maple’s branches and everything is poised before the start of a new world, … Continue reading

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Theology is About Power

by Kyle Roberts – Patheos – April 7, 2015 Conflict. Imperial violence. Embezzlement. Declarations of heresy. Coercion. Arrest and torture. Exile. This is all the stuff of a fine Hollywood movie, but these are also components of the story of … Continue reading

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The Tyranny of Tolerance

“Modern toleration is really a tyranny. It is a tyranny because it is a silence…that bad imitation of kindness, the dislike of any difficulty or scene.” G.K. Chesterton, Illustrated London News, October 10, 1908 http://goo.gl/j4iy5q; The Penguin Complete Father Brown, … Continue reading

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Easter – Faith in Darkness

Easter confronts us with the greatest challenge of them all: faith in darkness. Just because we know that what we’re doing is right does not mean that it will be easy. It certainly does not mean that even our best … Continue reading

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It is Darkness That Opens the Way

by Bejan Matur – Turkish/Kurdish poet (b. 1968) Translated by Ruth Christie and Selçuk Berilgen From the collection Ibrahim’in Beni Terketmesi (Abraham Abandoned Me, Metis, 2007) Lean over a well Lean over and hear Gabriel’s wings And his lack of wings. See … Continue reading

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“But they did it out of greed” – a reflection on Indiana

When leadership does something right–as in some measure, Indiana legislators amending bad law on religious freedom–it’s said “They did it out of greed, not morality and what’s right.” Pertinent is what former Yale Chaplain William Sloane Coffin said about motives, … Continue reading

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