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From My Reading

“[There is a particular resistance] that invariably crops up any time we consider times of genuine solitude. It is the almost overwhelming feeling that we will be passed over. Now, what we say is, “I want to be available to … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“For Christians, questions of truth and falsehood are spiritual matters.  The ninth commandment states, ‘Thou shalt not bear false witness thy neighbor.’ This forbids speaking falsely, lying, equivocating, or designing to deceive our neighbor. It also prohibits speaking unjustly against … Continue reading

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Do You Have an Anchor-Hold?

Long ago, I was taught that reading fiction requires “suspending our disbelief.” Today we have to suspend our belief so that we can determine what is fiction. Perhaps in 2017, we can call truth a “shape-shifter,” transforming its form at … Continue reading

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From My Reading

“If we are white, we sometimes forget the powerful advantages that flow our way.  We think it’s all about us. Of course, individuals do matter – and the choices we make matter. But we would benefit from a more nuanced … Continue reading

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Following our Moral Compass

A PBS story about Rachel Carson, new information about my father’s participation in WWII, and a comment about evangelical Christians in Sojourner came together in a “perfect storm” in my mind.  Here is the result. Rachel Carson (1907-1964) combined her … Continue reading

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