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When Christian Leaders Say, "Jump!" Do We Leap?

Date: 08/14/2015

"If any of you is lacking in wisdom, ask God, who gives to all generously and ungrudgingly, and it will be given you." James 1:5 For many years, my literary junk food was celebrity people magazines. Once every two weeks I headed to the library, grabbed a stack, and caught up on all the latest news of the British Royal Family, heart throbs of my adolescence, and (my favorite) shots of female st ...

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Where is the Christ in Christianity?

Date: 07/08/2015

I was driving into town yesterday and was behind a truck that had a bumper sticker that said keep the Christ in Christmas. It got me thinking. When I explore the teachings of Jesus two things stand out most strongly for me: love and the concept of judge not least you be judged.    When I look at some of the rhetoric people who call themselves Christian espouse I am appalled. Where i ...

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Why orthodox muslims should celebrate the gay marriage ruling

Date: 06/27/2015

The news that the Supreme Court has struck down barriers to same-sex marriage nationwide is truly a victory for civil rights. While homosexuals haven't faced the same sustained, institutionalized violent terrorism that black Americans suffered, they have suffered a more quiet form of oppression in recent decades of denial and humiliation and insult, often deprived basic human compassion and dig ...

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secrets, closets, and religious judgment

Date: 07/01/2015

I have a dear friend who is, almost certainly, gay. We never discuss this -- sexual behaviour isn't a normal topic of conversation in most friendships! I worry that my friend has no partner, that my friend's church and community are adamantly judgmental -- in the most negative of ways -- of gays. To come out of the closet, for my friend, would mean losing most of the many communities to which ...

Related Topics: Health And Wellness, Britton Gildersleeve, Beginner's Heart, Buddhism, Buddhist Blogs, Religious Extremism, Anti-Gay Christians, Gay Marriage, Religious Hatred

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Interview: Thomas Miller of Limited Partnership

Date: 06/11/2015

[youtube]https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q5IXJw0GvsM[/youtube] In 1975, a Boulder, Colorado county clerk issued six marriage licenses to gay couples, including Filipino-American Richard Adams and his Australian husband, Tony Sullivan.  Richard immediately filed for a green card for Tony based on their marriage. But unlike most heterosexual married couples who easily file petitions and obtain gre ...

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David Brooks and "The Big Me"—A Critique

Date: 06/02/2015

[caption id="attachment_5579" align="alignleft" width="395"] David Brooks' latest book is the subject of an edifying interview in the June 2015 issue of Christianity Today.[/caption] In the midst of preparing for this major house renovation, for which mental health breaks have come in the form of way too many back-to-back episodes of the T.V. series "Breaking Bad," and regrettably less writin ...

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pizza: cold or hot, and engaged Buddhism vs intolerance

Date: 03/09/2015

[caption id="attachment_10065" align="alignleft" width="300"] foodpictures.mobi[/caption] We had pizza for dinner last night. So today -- as most pizza eaters know -- was 'leftover pizza' day. Here's the deal: my beloved must  heat his. I eat it hot the first night, cold after. I actually like  cold pizza! The very idea seems, to him, almost revolting. We have similar differences when we b ...

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Unfinished Business

Date: 03/05/2015

[caption id="attachment_33357" align="alignleft" width="300"] Copyright 20th Century Fox 2015[/caption] "Unfinished Business" is a story about three renegade renegades from bureaucracy going up against The Man and the importance of the individual in an era of soul-grinding corporatism. But the movie itself is clearly the product of institutional over-management, as though it was put together ...

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