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The Insanity of Gun Violence

There is a saying that the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting a different result. Some have critiqued writers who have overused this cliche while still hoping to appear as being insightful to their readers. 643 more words

Civil Religion

Cataracts

Waters cascading, white waves dancing over rocks

Testify, God, that we can’t confine to a box

The defining Force that propels the cataracts,

The constricting Fear that humbles before the facts. 265 more words

When Discernment Looks Like Dissent

In his book Integrity, Stephan L. Carter explores the topic of integrity and what it might mean for an individual to act with integrity. Carter’s definition, which is deceptively simple, is that integrity is an action that requires three distinct steps. 654 more words

Civil Religion

A Tale of Two Christians

Today we are going to look at a tale of two Christians.  The contrast between the two is, I think, very illuminating and instructive as to where we are and what is valued in American Christianity nowadays. 745 more words

Diatribes

To Kneel Or Not to Kneel

I wasn’t going to write anything about this. I figured there was already a flood of articles on all sides of this debate. But, then I decided one more wouldn’t hurt. 1,187 more words

The #TakeAKnee Protest is as American as Saluting the Flag...Swear to God

By Elizabeth A. Oldmixon

Last year, San Francisco 49ers quarterback Colin Kaepernick garnered national headlines when he started taking a knee during the national anthem in protest of police violence and racial oppression. 923 more words

A belated Constitution Day appreciation

Yesterday marked the 230th anniversary of the 1787 Constitutional Convention at Independence Hall in Philadelphia. And so, to mark the occasion, I present three alternate versions of an #OTDminus1. 244 more words

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