• Posts Tagged ‘america’

    changing the channel

    by  • October 3, 2012 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    Tonight the Red Sox will play the last game of a disappointing season that ended long ago, as far as any aspirations for the post season were concerned. The only thing that matters about tonight is that it would be nice to beat the Yankees on the way out. As far as the Yanks...

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    better reception

    by  • September 28, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Last night, the Red Sox lost their last home game of the season. We have six away games left — three with the Orioles and then three with the Yankees — and then our season will be over. We will finish with a losing record for the first time in fifteen years. If Toronto...

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    lenten journal: choosing our words

    by  • March 13, 2012 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    Not long after we moved into our school building last year, Borders went broke and sold everything in their stores including the fixtures. The tables in my room are the very ones that held stacks of books for customers’ perusal and my walls are lined with the book shelves that made corridors of what...

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    advent journal: everyday equation

    by  • December 2, 2011 • Uncategorized • 1 Comment

    This afternoon, I went with our math teacher and the twelve kids that make up our little high school to a machine shop which is owned by the parents of one of the students. The teacher wanted the kids to go so they could see that math gets used in the real world. I...

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    an open letter to jim wallis

    by  • May 10, 2011 • Uncategorized • 7 Comments

    Dear Mr. Wallis: Yesterday, you published a post on your blog articulating why your magazine refused to publish an ad from the “Believe Out Loud” campaign, which calls for the full inclusion of LGBTQ folks in our congregational life. In explaining your choice you said, in part: But these debates have not been at...

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    fearless love

    by  • May 2, 2011 • Uncategorized • 2 Comments

    I went to sleep last night after hearing President Obama announce the killing Osama bin Laden and woke up to any number of blog posts and commentaries already written. You people need less sleep than I do – and I’m running on fumes. Those of us who love to put words to paper find...

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    lenten journal: coming clean

    by  • March 20, 2011 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    After I finished writing what follows here, I decided I needed to write a brief preface. I don’t usually do so, but I also don’t get specifically political very often. I am troubled by the bombings that began today because of what it says about who we think we are and who are choosing...

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    oh, say can you see . . .

    by  • March 5, 2011 • Uncategorized • 5 Comments

    The Durham Bulls put out an open call for anyone who wanted to audition to sing the National Anthem to show up at the ball park last Saturday and take their best shot. I got there about thirty minutes before auditions were to begin, only to find I was sixty-eighth in line. Fortuitously, Number...

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    declaration of . . .

    by  • February 25, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    we may hold these truthsto be self-evidentlife, liberty, andthe pursuitof happiness howevereven truths have their limitswhen we wrote those wordswe were young and isolatedand thinking mostlyof ourselvesnow, we are olderand establishedand powerful and somethinghas been lostin the translationof your criesfor freedom:our gas prices are going upalong with ourfear and anxietywe know you have sufferedbut...

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    words from martin

    by  • January 17, 2011 • Uncategorized • 0 Comments

    This morning I went to Watts Street Baptist Church to hear Tim Tyson preach on “Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr: Black Power and the Religion of Jesus.” He rocked and I will have more to say about what I learned in another post (or two). But tonight I want to share the MLK quotes...

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