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An Uneasy Agent of the State: Part 2, Marriage Officiant

Marriage as solemnized in the United States, in most cases, may disturb me more than the wrangling over marriage equality. It would be wrong to assume I believe the discussions over marriage equality should be muted as somehow unimportant. (more…)

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Legitimizing Power, The Poor, and Jesus

What symbols get used to legitimate power? Maybe The Whitehouse is used by some to legitimate democracy in a Country where it appears we are ruled by an Oligarchy. (more…)

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Until Next Year, Lilly – Friday Photo

Our recent record setting cold quickly took its toll on Fall colors. Almost overnight reds and yellows turned a dull brown. (more…)

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Value Added to Life

One must be careful how he or she uses their platform. Accolades may be percieved as bias. So consider this what I would have said.

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Some Come Early – National Prematurity Day

Some who come early do not get to stay long. Generally being early means a good seat. When it comes to prematurity, an early arrival may mean not staying long, if at all.

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Category Archives: Theology

The Difference A Health Post Makes

The Difference A Health Post Makes

They waited 30 years. Progress, it was insisted, required the flooding of their village. Most of us would not think destroying a hometown synonymous with progress. What is a people to do in the face of their government? Accept their promises and relocate. A small cinder block building sits atop the small village. The hope…Read More

Dehumanization, Gospel Hierarchies, and Illusions or, Time to Stop the Prostitution

Dehumanization, Gospel Hierarchies, and Illusions or, Time to Stop the Prostitution

One day modern Christianity, especially its conservative forms, will take the humanity of Jesus seriously. Until then we will miss the various ways we miss the mission of God into the world. A mashup of articles set me to thinking along this trajectory. First, this KPBS article, Sex Trafficking Overtakes Drugs As San Diego County…Read More

Shrinking Women – Poetry as Prophetic Challenge to Systems

Shrinking Women – Poetry as Prophetic Challenge to Systems

Emphasis on high individualism/low community keeps an alertness to interconnectedness at bay. That was at least one of the implications I intended in yesterday’s post. When conversations about social or structural change take place under the rubric of high individualism/low community, the means to explore interconnectedness is limited, if not discouraged. After all, the a…Read More

The War We Ignore

The War We Ignore

A young single father hustles for work. His long story packed into a relatively young life betrays his optimistic demeanor. Hear him describe some of his experiences and it is not hard to admire his determination. Recently the hustle slowed. The normal avenues through which he was accustomed to paying the bills diminished. Rather than…Read More

Cancer and Theology – Essays In Theologies

Cancer and Theology – Essays In Theologies

Angela was the first. She was not the first I knew with cancer but she was the first I knew while serving a local church. A tumor invaded her abdomen and despite radical treatment she left a husband and two young children. That was more than 25 years ago. Early on you learn to mimic…Read More

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