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The Essence of Bias

From Walt Hickey of the Five Thirty Eight Newsletter: “When people claim to be Christian and commit violence in the name of Christianity, according to a recent poll, 75 percent Americans say that person wasn’t really Christian. But when people claim to be Muslim and commit violence in the name of Islam, 50 percent of Americans […]


The Spirit Diet

Are you seeking a path not only to weight loss, but a more healthy and fulfilling life?  The Spirit Diet focuses not on the bad foods that you should avoid (you already know what those are!), but on the wonderful, tasty and delicious foods that tend to improve health and well being at every level, […]


Martin Luther King, Jr: The Voice and the Vision

A full set of resources to help celebrate the civil rights leader. Including photos, prayers, readings, an updated version of one of his best sermons, links to the top King sites on the net and more. The full text of the “Dream” speech with helpful footnotes and the audio file that you can download to […]


The 400 Pound Hacker from Jersey; Strange but True

The press and large segments of the public are curious about the “400 pound man sitting on his bed in Jersey,” whom our president-elect keeps mentioning as the possible hacker who tipped the scales in the 2016 Presidential election against Clinton and in favor of Trump. Wonder no more. I refer to him as “Uncle […]


Christianity for Grown Ups

Adult Christianity “When I was a child, I thought like a child … but as an adult, I put away childish things.” The Apostle Paul. But what would an adult, mature Christianity look like today?


A Text for Today: The 23rd Psalm

In this time between war and peace, between birth and death, between the people we are and those we’d like to become, I can think of no better map for navigating the difficult passages of life than the 23rd Psalm. It marks a passage through time, not just for each of us personally, but for […]


The Golden Door

  Will Trump Replace It With a Wall? “Give me your tired, your poor, Your huddled masses yearning to breathe free, The wretched refuse of your teeming shore. … Send these, the homeless, tempest-tossed, to me: I lift my lamp beside the golden door.” ― Emma Lazarus


Is Militant Islam the actual Cause of Terrorism?

Muslim Extremism Not The Cause of Suicide Terrorism Recently, our television screens have been filled with images of bloodshed, destruction and death in places like London, Orlando, London, Paris and now Istanbul. In these news reports, the very image of the “suicide bomber” has been wedded to phrases like “Muslim extremism,” or “Islamic Holy War.” […]


Religious Conversion

Religious Conversion This article, published in The Economist (one of the great magazines out in the world, by the way) discusses the fraught issue of religious conversion and how it sometimes creates complications the convert (and his/her community) did not anticipate.


Abraham Lincoln’s God

Abraham Lincoln’s God During a presidential election year, when politicians tend to invoke the name of God for partisan purposes, or “explain” various tragedies by blaming both God and the victims, Abraham Lincoln’s Second Inaugural Address offers a refreshing alternative.