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Devotion for Thursday and Friday Before Proper 23, Year A (ELCA Daily Lectionary)

Above:  Pool of Hezekiah, Jerusalem, Palestine, Between 1898 and 1946

Image Source = Library of Congress

Reproduction Number = LC-DIG-matpc-08508

Good and Bad Priorities

OCTOBER 9 and 10, 2014… 518 more words


Just Listen

Tears rolled down our faces as our half eaten lunch grew cold.

We sat by a window in a fish taco restaurant in Costa Mesa. People continued moving around us while we sat in a frozen moment. 2,339 more words


Competence and Employment Are Unrelated


 The Orthodox Jew used to call Ivette Carasquillo “Turdette” before she got transferred to NAICA’s Anthony Avenue annex.  The woman who took over her seat (I never got her name, and I’m no longer there) is obviously more competent than me because she is employed, at least according to dumb right-wingers.   1,037 more words

Social Justice

gratitude in difficult times

the situation in Ferguson is still going on. I am thankful to see that coverage (some coverage, of course – our news is so polarized there are very very different versions of the truth) is turning to the greater issue of the ubiquitous and persistent racism that lives and breathes in our society. 491 more words

Things That Seemed Important At The Time

In Israel, Cooperative Restaurants Put Politics on the Menu

I’m taking a week off from blogging this week to feature my first piece for Tablet Magazine. I spent a month researching and visiting cooperative restaurants in Israel. 265 more words

Alternative Economy

Does the Church Have Anything to Say to a Suffering World?

A friend of mine says that it would be impossible to truthfully make a movie about the Bible because the film would be so bloody and violent it would garner the most restrictive of ratings. 791 more words


Conversational Etiquette: A Quick Guide to Discussing Social Justice Issues

Way back in the day (like, 2400 years ago), a guy named Plato (you might have heard of him) wrote a book called The Republic… 2,188 more words

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