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Spiritual Politics and other Rare Breeds

  Writing almost 50 years ago, Thomas Merton, a Trappist monk in Kentucky, wrote about what he called political principles spiritualized by the Gospel. In his book Conjectures of a Guilty Bystander, Merton’s reflections on society at large, he starts … Continue reading

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Joy to the World

Introduction A young child was once chastised by his minister father, for keeping his eyes open while he prayed. The boy said to his father,  A little mouse for want of stairs ran up a rope to say its prayers. … Continue reading

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Evangelicals Today

I used to consider myself an Evangelical. But then came the Moral Majority, and the politicization of faith. I felt more and more uncomfortable with my colleagues, and able to say less and less about them. I watched them head … Continue reading

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A Call to Walk in the Light

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  It has been a little quiet here the last few weeks. I have been busy doing the editing on a book of sermons, and it has just come out! It is published by Parson’s Porch Press, and is available … Continue reading

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City of Dreams or Nothing New Under the Sun

William Faulkner once said, “The past is never dead. It’s not even past.” Watching the various incidents concerning immigrants in America has driven that home. I have been reading Tyler Anbinder’s massive book, City of Dreams in my free time. It weighs in at 735 pages, … Continue reading

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Grilled Lime Chicken On A Bed of Lemons

Originally posted on capturingminnesota:
This is my new favorite way to grill chicken and fish! It keeps the meat so moist, it doesn’t burn, you get a great lemon flavor, the lemons smell awesome when they start getting hot, and…

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