What is community?

If you asked people to name things that are important to them, I’m willing to bet that one of the most common responses would be something to the effect that they want community. But what is community? It’s one of those words that I think people assume everyone agrees...
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God on a sign

I walk my dog, Jimmy, every morning. I really enjoy this time. It’s just me and Jimmy. It’s usually pretty quiet and still. The temperature is not bad. Jimmy likes to sniff all around – he’s part hound after all. We walk, he sniffs, does his business, and occasionally...
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The most popular religion is…

What is the most popular religion in the United States? PRRI released it’s research on what it calls the Census of American Religion back in July of last year. It shows that Christianity has the largest number of adherents and that within this, white evangelicals were still the largest...
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What makes Christianity unique…

A significant segment of Christianity in America has a deep emphasis on who is right and who is wrong, on correct beliefs and wrong beliefs. Much of this has to do with how one reads Scripture – literally (but based on a literal account of an English translation, rather...
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Justice runs throughout Scripture

One of the main themes that run through scripture is justice for the poor and oppressed. Let me clarify that statement so you can understand the full impact. I’m currently reading “the Lost Art of Scripture” by Karen Armstrong. It’s a great and fascinating book – taking me back...
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The Wealthiest Nation in Human History

That would be the United States. We surpassed any other nation/kingdom/empire in terms of wealth long ago. What are we doing with it? We spend more and any other nation on military equipment designed to annihilate any perceived foreign threat that we come across. But as a nation we...
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Being right vs. being in right relationship

I’ve mentioned before that I receive Fr. Richard Rohr’s daily emails. They are an inspiration and full of great wisdom and faith. I was especially touched by email from Sunday. I’m sharing with you what he wrote in his email and my response below that. “Jesus said, “Remain in...
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