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In thinking about attending the Women’s March on Washington this weekend, I mull over its platform and listen to other people’s thoughts on the topic. Attendees have a wide range of reasons for taking the time and trouble to unite to stand for human rights. A super wide range. While mentally processing what I want to stand for and give voice to this Saturday, I realized it was super difficult ...
Unquestionably, no one who has ever lived has impacted the course of human history to the extent that Jesus of Nazareth has. In fact, to speak this way is to dramatically understate matters, for such was the power of His life that Jesus didn’t just impact history; He radically subverted it. Jesus was in history. By the time that his short 33 years on Earth came to a close, history would be ...
Important Disclaimer: We are not in the least against women who have had abortions. In fact, we love them dearly, as some of them are among our dearest friends and family. Those who have talked openly with us have expressed the aftermath of pain they have lived through having undergone an abortion. We realize these decisions were made with excruciating agony, not flippantly – many feared the judg ...
Why are we so affected by the events that we see on the news? For many of us, the massacre in Nice took place across the ocean. Yet we felt grief when we learned of the tragedy. The same holds true for 9/11. I was living in New York City at the time. As a result, I felt the tragedy of that day very immediately and personally. Yet, I know people who were nowhere near the Pentagon or the World ...
By Sharon Riegie Maynard If I had needed a reminder of the deplorable state of women in our country, it could not have come with greater power than via my oldest Granddaughter, Sara. Sara is an incredible young woman… you know that kind of granddaughter, right? She lives in another state, is doing her very adult life, married to a wonderful man as a partner and has always stepped into adventu ...
Are (Republican) NeverTrumpers “pro-Hillary,” as some of their critics are now claiming? Not necessarily. It’s true that if the NeverTrumper gets his wish and Donald Trump’s candidacy fails, then the outcome will be a Hillary Clinton presidency. Yet just because the outcome of not voting for Trump is exactly the same as that of actually voting for Hillary Clinton, these may still be two disti ...
The Southern Baptist Convention recently concluded its annual convention, electing a new president, Steve Gaines (of Bellevue Baptist Church in Memphis); he replaces Ronnie Floyd of Cross Church in Rogers, Arkansas. Besides a resolve to denounce the Confederate flag, the convention made some news on the heels of the recent story involving a planned mosque in New Jersey. Traditional Southern Bap ...
The distressing news about a gunman killing 50 people in a gay bar in Florida prompts me to express sadness and alertness. The notion that murder is an answer is very sad, and demands vigilant alertness. I want to see the bigger picture so as not to fall into the trap of spiritual amnesia. Spiritual amnesia comes from broken memories consisting of a few imprints, whether detestable imprints or o ...
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