Monthly Archives: February 2013

Watching Schindler’s List: Removing Blinders for Lent

Last night I joined the millions of Americans who’ve experienced Spielberg’s magnum opus, Schindler’s List.  It was the twentieth anniversary of this renowned movie and I confess that it took twenty years to find the courage to watch. While devoid … Continue reading

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revolution seed or brass ring?

If this month’s PBS lineup is any indication, American’s are intrigued by the extremes of wealth and poverty, at least the historical ones. Downton Abbey fans are in mourning at the end of Season 3, an indication of the degree … Continue reading

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beyond “our savior”

Yesterday I drove past a neighborhood church sporting the sign, “Jesus paid the price… you can keep the change.”  Disconcerting was the dissonance between the progressive denomination (United Church of Christ) and the regressive theology invoked (sacrificial atonement).  Having walked … Continue reading

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in the spring of the year… in remembrance of George

Once upon a time when I was a young math teacher in a small college town, I lived in the upstairs apartment of an old house and an interesting grad student lived downstairs. Don had a bumpersticker on his refrigerator … Continue reading

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