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A Memorial Day Meditation

In the United States, our military is commanded by civilian leadership, with the elected President as the Commander and Chief of all our armed forces. That means that all military operations are under the collective (if indirect) control of the citizenry and all service members carry out orders with our implied consent. We are, collectively, […]

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Tolerance Must Not Become Silence

We must take sides. Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim. Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented. – Elie Wiesel Silence encourages the tormentor. If we allow bigotry to go unrebuked, then we are emboldening the bigot. It is not enough to be tolerant and open-minded yourself if our goal is to make the […]

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Martin Luther King Jr: The Prophetic Voice

It is Martin Luther King day once again. We stop to celebrate the life and commitment of whom many of us consider to be a modern-day prophet. I want us to reflect on prophets and what the prophetic voice is. I will be taking an excerpt from a recent sermon I gave called “The Prophetic […]

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Let’s Be Gentle Angry People

There are times when anger is the appropriate response’ to violence, to injustice, to those peddling fear and bad information. Anger is not bad. It is how we use the energy of our anger that matters. Our anger can help drive us to do big things, but we have to choose what kinds of things […]

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Human progress never rolls in on wheels of inevitability; it comes through the tireless efforts of men... and without this hard work, time itself becomes an ally of the forces of social stagnation.

We Must Make Good Happen

Progress is not inevitable. That is a hard thing to accept, but it is crucial. We have to be willing to do the work. We have to be willing to invest ourselves in making the world better. We have to be willing to risk for our Beloved Community or it cannot come into being. Like […]

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