Category Archives: Faith and Politics

A New Wind Blowing

The little town, or more accurately “village”, that my wife and I called home during most of our time in Alaska was located on the extreme tip end of the Aleutian peninsula, a strip of land stretching out between 

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“Wokeness” ~ From a Different Perspective

When I was a kid, my favorite comic strip character for a while was called “Mandrake the Magician.” Mandrake was a dashing character, dressed in black with a flowing black and red cape and a magician’s top hat. He was … Continue reading

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Resurrection Sunday ~ Bringing Goodness Back to Life

Easter 2021 arrives at a time when it seems like evil has been granted an open invitation to invade our lives in one way or another every moment of every day. Grief, loss, pain, suffering, anger, and fear have been … Continue reading

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Prelude to Easter, Part 3 ~ Preparing for Brutality … and “Justice”

As Easter approaches, we’re reminded again that the events we celebrate represent conflict. Easter recounts the ultimate battle between life and death, and it occurs to me that there’s something about us humans that finds conflict strangely appealing. For instance, … Continue reading

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To Be, or Not to Be? There’s a Better Question . . .

The anxieties and unanswered questions brought on by these uncertain days remind me of my high school days when, through no fault of our own, we were forced to read Shakespeare. It was an especially abusive procedure for us, especially 

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The Transition of Power We’re Missing

When we get news that a severe storm is headed our way, most of us don’t decide that the thing to do is to gather in a group and condemn the weather patterns that facilitated it. Neither do we call … Continue reading

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