Category Archives: Government

Saved by the NFL

While it is good news that the governor of Arizona vetoed the recent bill allowing discrimination of LGBTQ persons based on “sincere religious beliefs” and the NFL, MLB and major businesses urged her to veto it, the amazing thing is … Continue reading

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The Road to Justice

This past weekend, Youth Advisor Lauren Eaton and I took eleven of our senior high youth to Tijuana, Mexico for an immigration justice service/learning trip and border tour.  It was transformational to say the least.  Our goal was to give … Continue reading

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The Spiritual Prison of Bias and Stereotype

Tuesday, January 14, was the birthday of the prophet Muhammad, the founder of Islam.  The celebration of his birth,  moves around in our calendar, as does Ramadan, because the Muslim world uses a lunar calendar. There are approximately 2.1 billion … Continue reading

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Inconvenient Men

This Sunday, I am preaching on “Inconvenient Men.”  Unbeknownst to me, my husband Kit masterminded this development, beginning with his Christmas present in 2012:  Ralph Nader’s newest book, The Seventeen Solutions – Bold Ideas for Our American Future.  I was … Continue reading

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Political Bullies

Some years ago, I worked on Capital Hill for the U.S. House of Representatives, in the office of an Iowa Congressman.  This was right before I started the journey to becoming a minister.  There were lots of good people on … Continue reading

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Juneteenth and Moral Mondays

In North Carolina, a broad coalition of religious and lay leaders have organized what they have called “Moral Mondays” protesting recent state cuts to social services funding.  Last Monday, 1,400 demonstrators turned up and about 400 were arrested. The governor … Continue reading

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Sleep Tight and Don’t Let the Bedbugs Bite

When I was little, I said a prayer every night.  I would kneel beside my bed and say the prayer many of you know “Now I lay me down to sleep ….”  And then I would get into bed and … Continue reading

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