Monthly Archives: April 2008

wright may be right

Note: What follows are my ponderings regarding the Rev. Dr. Jeremiah Wright’s comments at the National Press Club this week. Important additional links might be his conversation with Bill Moyers and a letter from the Rev. Dr. John Thomas, President … Continue reading

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national day of prayer

On Thursday, May 1st, civic centers around the country will celebrate a National Day of Prayer. Congress initiated this holiday in 1952 and President Truman signed it into law during the height of McCarthyism. This was the era of loyalty … Continue reading

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naming a community

When our church was founded in 1920, the name chosen was “The Evangelical Church of Webster Groves”. The name signified two identities, our membership with The Evangelical Synod of North America and our location in Webster Groves. Our name has … Continue reading

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taxpayers and marriage

In honor of tax day (April 15th) the Institute for American Values released a study entitled “The Taxpayer Costs of Divorce and Unwed Childbearing: First-Ever Estimates for the Nation and All 50 States.” An inflammatory title, perhaps, but insomuch as … Continue reading

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clergy coming out

When I started seminary in 1985, I was as homophobic as the average American. Although uncertain of my own views on sexuality, I was not uncertain about the expectations of the Christian church. I had pilgrimmaged through an array of … Continue reading

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another rainy Monday (on Thursday)

Enough is enough, and we have had enough and more. And it’s killing us. I’m not referring to the fifth anniversary of the invasion of Iraq, although the thousands of Americans and tens of thousands of Iraqis who have already … Continue reading

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