Monthly Archives: August 2012

partisan shame

When then-Senator Lyndon Johnson proposed a 1954 amendment to the IRS tax code prohibiting 501c3 organizations (churches) from endorsing political candidates, he could not have predicated the American landscape in which we now find ourselves. Decades before the Tea Party, … Continue reading

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to Akin and beyond – the journey to share curiosity and suspend judgment

A mantra has wormed its way into my varied communities and seems as timely as it is challenging: share curiosity and suspend judgment. Of course our newsfeeds are filled with the inverse invitation to suspend curiosity and share judgment, but … Continue reading

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Adventuring, here I come…

Some years ago clergy and people who work with them discerned that practicing a sabbatical would lead to good health, professionally and personally. Standard in many clergy covenants (call agreements or contracts) is a sabbatical (usually 10 weeks) following each … Continue reading

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Beyond Fear – Fewer Guns, More Potlucks

What makes it through the spam filters and into my morning mailbox is a mystery. Today I found myself face to face with an old nemesis now digitized, the Institute for Religion and Democracy (IRD) sent an electronic update on … Continue reading

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peace trail trumps chicken drama

The news is (as always?) filled with lots of heavy topics, too many of them hitting very close to home for me. Truth be told it’s made me kind of irritable. I notice that my Facebook posts have been activist … Continue reading

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