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By Dr. Stephen Pattee Every morning I work on Wordle, read my email, make coffee, and catch up on the news. And just about every morning, I wish I had skipped the news. All too often, the news leaves me with feelings of despair and hopelessness. Ukraine. Skyrocketing inflation. Economic meltdown. Dysfunctional government. Immigration…. Continue Reading →Continue Reading →
Written by: Rev. Peter J. Miano Some call it inscrutable. Some consider it scary. Others sincerely want to revere it, but give up in frustration trying to decode its symbolism. Today, it is widely used in so-called evangelical circles and for some mainstream readers, that is all it takes to view it with suspicion. Still… Continue Reading →Continue Reading →
Like so many others, I am carefully watching the escalating violence in Israel and Palestine, with a combination of disgust and horror. Quite a few of our travelers have made inquiries. These include expressions of care for the people of Israel-Palestine, requests for insight into the recent escalation of violence in Israel-Palestine, and guidance toward… Continue Reading →Continue Reading →
How do we love one another, as Jesus commanded, and still engage social activism? My 31 July post in this group, on Jesus’ commandment “love one another,” generated a lot of feedback. There were also a lot of questions. How do we love one another when we come face to face with individuals or systems… Continue Reading →Continue Reading →
I bet I am not the only one who has noticed that the quality of discourse on Facebook is poor, if not pathetic. Yet, Facebook can be a place for productive conversation as well and, as much I get Facebook fatigue and occasionally drop out, I would like to think that it has a role… Continue Reading →Continue Reading →
You know, lately I’ve been doing some thinking. It seems that in my lifetime, I don’t remember a time when the moral imperatives that Jesus announced demanded more of our attention and action. Consider this one… Jesus said, “Love one another. As I have loved you, so you love one another. By this all will… Continue Reading →Continue Reading →