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On this, the anniversary of the horrible Newtown shooting
I love you.
Is Donald Trump a Christian?
The presumptive Republican candidate for President has said he is a Presbyterian, and that the Bible is his favorite book (though from the video above, he has a weird way of showing it, by pronouncing the source of a verse as “Two Corinthians,” when any half-assed Biblical scholar knows it’s pronounced “Second Corinthians.”)(She said.) But his closed-door-closed-mind …
And now, a final word about love
The week started with the worst possible news. And just when we thought we’d seen the worst, some really incredible people stepped up and spoke out. So it was an awful week punctuated by some awesome moments that, at their heart (no pun intended) were rooted in love. So here on a Friday, is the last word …
Check out what happened on this JetBlue flight.
Get a tissue.
Is a Trump supporter taking #BlackLivesMatter signs from a Hartford church?
For the 12th time since August, someone has taken a #BlackLivesMatter sign from the lawn of the Unitarian Society of Hartford (USH) (that’s the building, above), but this time, they replaced it with a “Trump for President” sign. The church’s response? From a press release: “Our faith calls us to build the Beloved Community, and rather than …
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In which Prof. Hawkins schools the lot of us in love
Prof. Larycia Hawkins was placed on paid administrative leave by her employer, Wheaton College, after she donned a hijab to show solidarity with her Muslim brothers and sisters, and declared that Christians and Muslims worship the same God. I wrote this originally, but then last week, Wheaton College began a procedure that could lead to …
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Once more with feeling: I stand with Larycia Hawkins
I wrote this for Patheos. And thank you, Dilshad, for giving me the opportunity.
A lesson from Sunday school
As a child, I sat at the Fourth and Forest church of Christ, drinking in those Bible stories. And brothers and sisters? I have to tell you that I was troubled. I was troubled that the people of that time just didn’t seem to Get It, that they were so invested in following the law to the T that …
How do you love a racist?
The recent publicity about the death or mistreatment of multiple people of color by law enforcement officials has me wondering about a lot of things, namely: Let’s get the superfluous one out of the way first: This has gone on forever, right? So is social media the conduit by which the rest of us (white …