Category Archives: Political

Banks more Predatory than Payday Loan Agencies?

I loved this wonderful blog post by Dr. Oliver-Snyder, Words and Creation. The focus of being quiet and mindful with one another in order to have understanding, peace and grace is wonderful and well put – along with the meditative … Continue reading

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GPS Tracker in fake Tusk, Joseph Kony and human tragedy

Really good podcast here from Fresh Air on the Ivory smuggling problem and it’s cause and affects rooting in human tragedy. I just hope we can all become more aware and help do away with purchasing religious (or otherwise) ivory … Continue reading

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My anti-gun hermeneutic

Picture from: Murder in Chicago: The Human Toll I recently had an online conversation with one of my former youth that is pro-gun rights. I always hesitate to post things like this because I get frustrated with responses and it … Continue reading

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#WhichLivesMatter? #LeastOfThese #Compassion #Justice

Jesus @JesusofNazareth Let any one of you who is without sin be the first to throw a stone at her. #ProstitutesMatter Pharisees @PhariseesLaw @JesusofNazareth #AllLivesMatter Jesus @JesusofNazareth Zacchaeus, come down immediately. I must stay at your house today. #SinnersMatter Pharisees … Continue reading

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The New Jim Crow: Mass Incarceration in the Age of Colorblindness

Do you know that the United States has 5% of the world’s population yet incarcerates 25% of the world’s prisoners?  What do you think about this? Finally started reading this book today after asking for it from my wife and … Continue reading

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MLK an inspiration to love

Inspired by the words shared from my wife on her blog to be love struck… and this is what I proclaim from this man and our Lord for those suffering under the new Jim Crow: The Spirit of the Sovereign Lord was … Continue reading

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It’s getting hot in ‘ere

Been thinking about this, “2014 was the planet’s warmest year on record.  Now, one year doesn’t make a trend, but this does – 14 of the 15 warmest years on record have all fallen in the first 15 years of … Continue reading

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The Shutdown and “He Said-She Said” Reporting

It’s so easy to just say, “It’s both sides!” But check out this article: The Shutdown and “He Said-She Said” Reporting (via Moyers & Company) It’s almost certain that we’ll see the government shut down on Tuesday. The last time … Continue reading

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Remembering 9-11 – Praying for Peace

I have a calendar event on my smartphone (formerly on my Palm) set yearly on September 11 at 9:20am EST (8:20 here in CST) that says, “Moment of Silence”. In remembering 9/11 this year, I watched a couple videos online … Continue reading

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Tax Inequities in the U.S.

Just learned this from the podcast I was listening to – I couldn’t believe this, so I looked this up and it’s true: Do you know that FICA is only taxed on the first $113,700 of your salary? So people … Continue reading

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